Photo courtesy of Marc Paul Culong
A campaign calling to support Peace for Children in
In its facebook page, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)-
said, “We're calling on people to support #peace for children in Mindanao,
so that they can enjoy their rights to education, good health and proper
nutrition, and protection from violence, abuse and exploitation.” Philippines
The drive is in line with the observance of the National Peace Consciousness Month this September.
To manifest support to the campaign, users of the social media can have their own photo holding a printed message which says “I Support Peace for Children in
Mindanao” posted in the facebook with the hashtag
Among the individuals and groups which responded to the campaign and signified their support are those from the academe, development workers, students, social workers, media, youth, and professionals.
UNICEF said there has been 366 recorded incidents in areas affected by armed conflict in
Mindanao since 2012. Of this eventualities,
170 are armed conflict, 71 are clan feud or Rido and 125 are crime and
The agency have been engaging development partners in implementing programs and projects for the rights of the children to be realized and protected.