Dedication to Protect Children

A UNICEF study revealed that 8 in 10 Filipino children and adolescents are in danger of being bullied or being sexually abused online. The Philippines has become known as a top global source of materials on child sexual abuse. More than 20,000 child pornographic images are uploaded to the internet every week*.
Ms. Ailyn is a guidance counselor at a public elementary school in the Philippines. She explains that for some students, home life is difficult with domestic fights, single parent homes, and low socioeconomic living. Some students often get involved in fights or turn to social media as a coping mechanism to escape the problems at home. This puts them at high risk of getting involved in cyber crimes. Ms. Ailyn is a huge advocate for the school-based Online Safety Education program run by Honor 1000 Movement. Together, we are reaching out to schools and communities, helping to protect vulnerable children by bringing education and awareness.

Our 2019/2020 project plan is to reach students in two of the known trafficking hotspots in the Philippines and expand throughout other regions as the year continues. In total, we aim to reach 7,800 students. We continue to hear stories about exploitation and abuse from students. We cannot and will not stop this fight to protect children from cybersex crimes. 

Source:  Sexual Exploitation and Abuse of Children Online in the Philippines: A Review of Online News and Articles Sandra Concepcion Layla S. Hernandez,1 Andrew C. Lacsina,1 Michelle C. Ylade,1 Josephine Aldaba,1 Hilton Y. Lam,2 Leonardo R. Estacio, Jr.3 and Anna Lena Lopez1, Vol 52, No. 4, 2018

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A Mother Never Gives Up

Luisa is a single mom who perseveres to support her daughter. When she first joined the Honor 1000 Microfinance Program and started her rice cake business, it was also the time when lockdowns started happening in the Philippines.




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Partners' Awareness Campaign Training (PACT)

Over the past months, our partner Honor 1000 Movement has continuously increased and strengthened partnerships with various schools and organizations all over the Philippines through the Partners' Awareness Campaign Training (PACT). This has enabled the team to reach more students and communities and raise awareness on Online Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children (OSAEC).




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Growing Sewing Enterprise

As the Philippines’ economy continues to struggle especially during this pandemic, partnerships whether local or foreign are greatly appreciated.




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Undeterred by Challenges

As a young mother who is also the eldest in her family, Lyka is persevering to provide for her two toddlers and two siblings. Even with the unpredictable changes with COVID-19 restrictions, she and her husband are determined to continue their small snack vending and online business.




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Learning to Adapt amidst the Pandemic

Despite their own challenges during this pandemic, the staff from the Philippines and our team of parent and youth advocates in Manila and Siquijor (an identified at-risk area) continue to reach out to children and communities to teach them on how to protect themselves against OSAEC.




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Serving Her Community with Her Small Business

Marissa just received her third cycle loan! She has been part of the Honor Microfinance Program since 2019 and has been serving her community with her sari-sari (small convenience store) business.