Now on its third year, World Vision is once again launching #GirlsCan to support and help vulnerable girls achieve their dreams and potential. The campaign aims to promote the significance of empowering girls and women which are key components of World Vision programs and advocacies, especially in the Philippines. This on top of providing long-term and sustainable solutions for life transformation, the
There are various issues surrounding girls in the country and violence against children remains one of the major concerns. In fact, the Department of Justice reported an increase of 264% cases in online sexual exploitation in 2020.
“Though this is a huge increase, we know that it’s only the tip of the iceberg. Most cases go undetected, unreported and unresponded. Online sexual exploitation of children or OSEC is a hidden, layered and complex crime that robs Filipina girls off of their childhood,” says Jezreel Hannah Domingo, World Vision Philippines Child Protection Manager.
With #GirlsCan, girls are given the opportunity to be empowered through various World Vision programs that address the needs of girls and women like the Savings Groups and Livelihood programs for Women entrepreneurs such as the Sustaining Women’s Economic Empowerment Thrust (SWEET project), Project ACE that combats exploitation of children, Maternal and Child Health Programs, Mother-Baby Friendly Philippines Project and the Menstrual Hygiene Campaign. Over the years, the campaign has successfully supported thousands of young girls. It aims to support 1000 more this year, in celebration of the International Day of the Girl on October 11.
To know how you can support #GirlsCan, visit https://t.co/RAUn2HPxP7 or follow World Vision’s official social media pages /worldvisionph on Facebook, @worldvisionphl on Instagram, and @worldvisionph on Twitter.