Linking communities to end child trafficking


Every December 12 since 2003, PACT has been at the forefront of the International Day Against Child Trafficking commemoration. December 12 signifies the signing of majority of the countries of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress, and Punish Trafficking in Persons Especially Women and Children Supplementing the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime, also known as the Palermo Protocol. In July 2003, Asia ACTs partners from Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand, Laos and the Philippines made a resolution to celebrate every December 12 as Day Against Trafficking. In 2005, former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo issued Presidential Proclamation 1172 (lalabas kaya itong link na ito -(http://pcw.gov.ph/law/proclamation-no-1172) officially declaring the observation of December 12 as the International Day Against Trafficking and further declaring November 25 to December 12 as the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women.

The following are the themes of the past Day Against Trafficking celebration:
2008 – Children Speak Out, Help Find and Save the Trafficked Child
2009 – Proteksyon ng Bata, Responsibilidad Nating Lahat
2010 – Justice and Protection for Trafficked Children
2011 – Komunidad Palakasin, Child Trafficking Sugpuin!
2012 – Komunidad at Pamahalaan Magkaisa, Human Trafficking ay Wakasan Na!
2013 – Wakasan Ang Human Trafficking, Ito’y Ating Tungkulin