Child trafficking

Child trafficking in the Philippines: A situational analysis

Child trafficking is essentially seen as a labour phenomenon which has relationships to migration. The decision for a child to leave home to work, willful or not, made by him or for him by his parents, is affected by individual, familial and community factors.

The study sought to: review current literature on child trafficking in the country; construct a model that could be used to determine the probability of an area being the source of trafficked children; determine the actual situation in selected areas; and assess the existing institutional arrangements that have been set up to combat child trafficking vis-à-vis international and national commitments.