UNFPA is the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency. Its mission is to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. The agency was created in 1969, with a Filipino, Mr. Rafael M. Salas, heading the agency as its first Executive Director.
Under UNFPA Philippines’ 8th Country Programme 2019-2023, it provides support to the full implementation of the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act and the revamped National Family Planning Programme, to further reduce maternal mortality and morbidities and end unmet need for family planning in support of the Department of Health and POPCOM among many partners. Assistance to reducing teenage pregnancy is another key focus. UNFPA also assists the Department of Education for full operationalization of the school-based, gender-sensitive, comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) curriculum in accordance with international standards.UNFPA Philippines also prioritizes strengthening policies and actions to address gender-based violence, in normal settings and in the aftermath of an emergency.
PLCPD and UNFPA work together towards improved integration of sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, as well as the prevention of and response to gender-based violence and harmful practices, into universal health coverage-related policies and plans, and other relevant laws, policies, plans, and accountability frameworks.
UNICEF is the United Nations agency that focuses on children. It works in the world’s toughest places to reach the most disadvantaged children and adolescents – and to protect the rights of every child, everywhere. Across more than 190 countries and territories, UNICEF does whatever it takes to help children survive, thrive, and fulfill their potential, from early childhood through adolescence.
UNICEF is the world’s largest provider of vaccines and supports child health and nutrition, safe water and sanitation, quality education and skill building, HIV prevention and treatment for mothers and babies, and the protection of children and adolescents from violence and exploitation.
PLCPD began working with UNICEF in 2014 during the latter’s 6th Country Programme for Children. The partnership with UNICEF’s Social Policy, Health and Nutrition, WASH, and Child Protection mainly focused on legislative advocacy which resulted in the passage of laws namely, Kalusugan ng Mag-Nanay Act or the protection of mothers and their babies during the first 1000 days (Republic Act or RA 11148), Special Protection of Children in Situations of Armed Conflict (RA 11188), Raising the Age to Determine Statutory Rape (RA 11648), and Anti-Online Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children and Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Materials (RA 11930), among others.
We Effect was founded in 1958 to support the development of democratic organisations and societies that have the capacity to articulate the rights and needs of their members in respect of work, influence, services, incomes and livelihoods.
We Effect works in more than 20 countries in Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and Africa through our regional offices in partnership with local CSO, farmer organisations, cooperative federations and other democratic organisations.
We Effect applies a human rights-based approach in its international development cooperation programmes, assisting people living in poverty to secure their rights and entitlement to adequate living conditions and broad empowerment.
Under the Growing Resilient Organizations Working Towards Gender Equality, Transformative Housing, and Empowerment of the Ruralfolk (GROW TOGETHER) programme, We Effect Philippines supports PLCPD’s national advocacy work to promote the rights of farmers, fisherfolk, informal settlers, and the informal economy particularly women and children.
To complement national-level campaign efforts, We Effect launched the Developing and Strengthening CSO Capacities for Empowered Representation (DISCERN) project with PLCPD as the implementing partner that seeks to strengthen capacities of CSOs and develop policy champions for meaningful participation in good governance and government processes, with special focus on the thematic issues of adequate housing, gender equality, and environment and economic resilience. Co-funded by the European Union, the project aims to significantly contribute to enhancing inclusive and responsive local governance.
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and the Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund are the leading advocacy organizations working to reduce tobacco use and its deadly consequences in the United States and around the world.
Through strategic communications and policy advocacy campaigns, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and the Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund work to change public attitudes about tobacco and promote proven policies that are most effective at reducing tobacco use and save the most lives.
CTFK supports PLCPD’s legislative advocacy for health-oriented tobacco regulation laws. Through this support, PLCPD and the Child Rights Network have also launched the Tobacco-Free Generation campaign, which prioritizes the protection of children and youth from the harms of tobacco and the tobacco industry.
Founded in 1980, Médecins du Monde (MdM) is a militant medical association for international solidarity that fights tirelessly to defend a fair and universal health system. MdM works through its advocacy and actions in the field, in France with 59 programs, and internationally in around 30 countries.
Médecins du Monde is committed to caring for the most vulnerable populations; to bear witness to the obstacles observed in access to care; to denounce rejection, discrimination, and attacks on dignity and human rights; and to campaign for improvements and sustainable health policies for all.
PLCPD works with MdM to contribute to improving access to integrated SRHR and HIV services for young people (10-24) in Pasay City through policy advocacy and policy development.
Tara is a new re-granting foundation focused on achieving an energy transformation in Asia. It is based in East, Southeast and South Asia, excluding India and China.
Tara was established in January 2000 through merging two existing programmes hosted by the European Climate Foundation and focused on Asia: one on stopping coal expansion and one on accelerating clean energy.
Tara was a platform previously hosted by the European Climate Foundation but is now an independent charitable foundation headquartered in Asia and registered in Singapore. It is funded entirely by philanthropic foundations, and is projected to have over 200 grantees across the region.
Tara supports PLCPD in advocating for a legislative reforms that will strengthen PH ambient air quality and emissions standards as well as promote just energy transition in the country.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, works to ensure that everybody has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge, having fled violence, persecution or war at home was established in 1950. It has faced multiple crises on multiple continents, and provided vital protection and assistance to refugees, asylum-seekers, internally displaced and stateless people, many of whom have nobody left to turn to.
PLCPD works with UNHCR in providing safeguards and durable solutions for the overall well-being, identity, and inclusion of people forced to flee, stateless persons, and populations at risk of statelessness through legislative advocacy.
Among the PLCPD and UNHCR partnership’s priorities include advocacy for the bills protecting the internally displaced persons, refugee and stateless persons’ protection, gender-responsive amendment to naturalization laws, and facilitated administrative naturalization.
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. Plan’s goal is to make lasting improvements in the quality of life of deprived Filipino children, their families and communities through programs that promote children’s rights. Plan has been implementing various development interventions in the areas of child protection, youth employment and education, health, child and youth engagement, emergency response and disaster risk management.
Plan supports PLCPD’s campaign to end online sexual abuse and exploitation of children (OSAEC) through the Systems Approach for Ensuring Online Safe and Empowerment of Children and Young People (SAFE ONLINE) Project.
The Asia Foundation (TAF) is a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives and expanding opportunities across Asia and the Pacific. Informed by decades of experience and deep local expertise, TAF’s work across the region is focused on good governance, women’s empowerment and gender equality, inclusive economic growth, environment and climate action, and regional and international relations.
TAF supports the organizational development of the Child Rights Network, the largest alliance of government and non-government organizations advocating for child rights legislation being convened by PLCPD, through the I-ACT Project. I-ACT is a five-year project implemented by the Foundation with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Using a strategy of behavioral science-backed Diagnosing, Prototyping and Institutionalization to fully understand Filipinos’ appreciation for human rights and meaningfully engage them in efforts to protect civil and political rights, the Project seeks to understand and arrest public apathy towards gross violations, and to improve public engagement of existing and viable mechanisms for human rights protection.
Consuelo Foundation established its Philippine office in 1993. They collaborate very closely with local communities, private partners, and government authorities for evidence-based, context-sensitive initiatives that advance children’s rights. Consuelo designs holistic programs that empower vulnerable individuals and families, facilitate their healing, and strengthen child protection systems within the larger community.
Consuelo is an active member of the Child Rights Network, the largest alliance of government and non-government organizations advocating for child rights legislation and that is convened by PLCPD. Consuelo provides financial and technical support to bolster its campaign promoting positive parenting through legislative advocacy work and communications strategies.