Bahay Tuluyan believes that in order to promote the rights of children, it is important not only to work with individual children at the micro scale but also to actively promote children's rights in the wider community. Consequently, we are involved in various advocacy campaigns and activities. We believe that without change at a societal level, the problems facing children in the country will only grow and intensify.
At all levels, Bahay Tuluyan maintains that children are active participants in planning and implementing advocacy projects.
Bahay Tuluyan advocates using a variety of different forms & forums:
Children's Rights Workshops
We run training workshops about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and children's rights at various times throughout the year - see our upcoming workshops.
Our vibrant youth advocacy group works on advocacy at various levels, often using community theater, games and stories to convey their messages. Our PILAK advocates actively organise community events on a regular basis.
We work with government at various levels to improve programs and service delivery for children. Our Sagip or Huli research helped to improve government policies in relation to protective custody of children.
We run experiential learning sessions for both children and adults, aiming to increase understanding about children's rights issues. These sessions are normally co-facilitated by our dynamic youth leaders and aim to challenge participants to think more deeply about issues facing children.
From time to time Bahay Tuluyan organizes special events to help raise public awareness or draw attention to a particular issue. In the past Bahay Tuluyan has organised and run Childrens' Rights Festivals, Street Children's Congress and advocacy walks. We have led Philippine celebrations of International Day for Street Children since its inception in 2011.