Working children in drugs in the Philippines

Working children in drugs in the Philippines: A participatory action research for child/family and community empowerment

Children involved in drug sales and trafficking are difficult to trace and identify because of the illegal and hidden nature of the trade and the social and political sensitivity of the phenomenon. Because of the associated risks/dangers and potential difficulties, it is necessary to use a cautious, process-based approach to gain an understanding of this emerging issue.

Part I of the report contains the project context and justification. This part describes the situation of children/youth in drug trafficking (CDT) and their links to children in the worst forms of child labor (WFCL). Part II describes the research design and the pilot intervention models in the communities. It also describes the target groups, partners and agencies involved in the project as well as the programme approach and strategy.