Network Building. PACT is continually working towards the establishment of a fully functional network of organizations and individuals working for child protection against trafficking. Members and supporters are actively involved in the institutionalization of the campaign and share in the organization’s culture of openness to diversity and collaboration.
Community Educators’ Training. Regarded as one of the best practices of PACT since 2002, Community Educators’ Trainings seek to increase the public’s awareness about the child trafficking phenomenon. This program engages law enforcers, local governments, NGOs and other community groups to become trainers and helps sensitze both the public and private sectors on the problem of child trafficking through community-based sessions.
PACT’s training modules include: (1) Community Educator’s Training on Anti-Trafficking, (2) Strengthening the Child Protection Network and (3) Philippine Guidelines for the Protection of Trafficked Children in the Philippines.
December 12 Campaign. PACT is actively involved in the annual commemoration of the adoption of the “Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children,” signed in Palermo, Italy in December 12, 2000. PACT members conceptualize child-driven activities and link with other stakeholders for the anti-child trafficking campaign in their respective areas.
Capacity Building of Members.
PACT provides opportunities for individuals and service providers to strengthen their work through agency personnel development and stress management trainings, provision of Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials and other support .
Child protection is both a strategic priority and a universal imperative. The active involvement of the communities in planning, implementation and decision-making can be realized once they are empowered. One way to empower the people to build, reactivate and/or strengthen themselves is to help them develop their capabilities and skills in the documentation of cases, lobbying for local ordinances, budget and formation of local coordination mechanisms.