Making a difference
in the digital world

We asked Filipino children to share their life experiences in the digital world amidst the pandemic through short stories, poetry and digital memes and how they were able to make a difference in the digital world. This to encourage their fellow children to make use of online in a safe and productive way.

About the Voice For Change
Digital Platform

Child victims and vulnerable to sexual exploitation in the Philippines with interest to contribute to lobby and advocacy were networked together using human centred design and identified what they see as the biggest barriers for change regarding Sexual Exploitation of Children (SEC) to co-create a child-friendly and safe digital platform.

The platform will effectively and sustainably magnify and scale up their voices that can fit their specific needs, abilities and ambitions. The digital platform will create a network and help empower children who have been active advocates for awareness at local levels to influence and support each other, raising their voice and using their experience to advocate at national levels. Through this app, communications will be enabled and will speak with credibility about grassroots realities and supporting its use through gamification. It won’t just make lobbying, awareness and protection sustainable but also scalable.

Key Features

Share your thoughts

Got a high grade in school or achieved a personal goal? Freely share your thoughts in a private and secure way.

Engage in discussions

Start a conversation with like-minded people about concerns relevant to protection of children and similar issues. Or chime in on other topics that interest you.

Get help

Feeling down, need guidance or just want someone to talk to? Reach out to individuals and organizations in your location.

Impact Stories

Vio’s Inspiration to Help Other Children

Vio’s Inspiration to Help Other Children

Vio is a Child Rights Advocate of Yayasan Embun Pelangi (YEP), a Terre des Hommes partner in Indonesia. Since 2019, she has dedicated her time in being a voice for other children as a Chairman of RAEKSA, a child-led group that empowers children and youth. “The reason...

A vote against sexual exploitation

A vote against sexual exploitation

In 2018 photographer Marieke van der Velden visited two shelters supported by Down to Zero in Thailand. She portrayed teenagers and listened to their stories about what it means to be able to work towards a new future with support. Yo was one of the youngsters, who...

Carl’s Development as a Confident Changemaker

Carl’s Development as a Confident Changemaker

Carl is a leader of the Agent of Change for Children and Teens (ACT) group in the Philippines. His group is supported by FORGE, a Terre des Hommes Netherlands partner in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu. His desire to support his peers have helped him personally transform into a...

Project Updates

Plan International Joins Digital Platform Roll-out

Plan International Joins Digital Platform Roll-out

The 'Voice for Change' app is being launched for utilization with the different child and youth groups in some areas of the Philippines. Since the project has already ended last June 2021, it is currently being supported by the Down to Zero Building Back Better...

Training on Online OSEC responders

Training on Online OSEC responders

A response to the need to protect the children who find themselves locked up since March 15, 2020 to be able to report cases of abuse and to share their difficulties due to the Covid pandemic. And while the lockup measures are necessary to curb the spread of Covid 19...

Learning Exchange with other Child & Youth Advocacy Groups

Learning Exchange with other Child & Youth Advocacy Groups

In partnership with Bidlisiw Foundation through their Peer Support Group, the activity aimed to network and learn from other youth leaders and organizations how to manage, grow and sustain their youth groups to continue advocating for child protection. The interactive...

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