World Day Against Child Labour 2022 Celebration in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (WDACL BARMM 2022)

In 2002, the International Labour Organization launched June 12 as the World Day Against Child Labor (WDACL) to draw attention to the global extent of child labor and the efforts needed to eliminate it. The WDACL brings together national governments, employers’ organizations, trade unions, civil society and millions of children and adults throughout the world to highlight the plight of child laborers and advocate for its eradication.

Every year, the Philippines joins the annual observance of WDACL to highlight the plight of child laborers and to demonstrate the country’s solidarity in the campaign against child labor. The National Council Against Child Labor (NCACL) and its partners conduct various awareness-raising activities such as seminars, talk shows, trainings, film showing, and storytelling sessions; quiz bee and multimedia arts contests for children and youth; gift-giving for child laborers and children at risk, awarding of livelihood grants to parents of child laborers, among others.

The Bangamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM)  through the Ministry of Labor and Employment – Bureau of Employment, Promotion and Welfare (MOLE- BEPW)  and Bangsamoro Youth Commission (BYC) with support from International Labour Organization (ILO) organized a number of activities in support to this call to further raise the awareness of the general public and tripartite constituents on child labour issues and challenges in the region. 

MOLE also engaged relevant ministries and tripartite partners for the successful conduct of the activities. It did also tapped the region’s information office for the production of the video material that was shown during the event and media entities to help reach a wider audience.

Following the national theme “Kapakanan at Kalagayan ng Batang Manggagawa: Sagipin, Tugunan, at Protektahan ng Bayan”,  MOLE managed to engage BARMM ministries, youth organizations, NGO and youth volunteers to participate in a number of activities leading to the culmination.  

On July 8, 2022, a motorcade participated by BARMM ministries mostly are members of the Project Advisory and Review Committee (PARC) which the ILO established to foster collaboration and quality assurance in the implementation of child labour related activities in the region. The motorcade which also serves as  an awareness raising activity was followed by a program   showcasing the SCREAM inspired presentation, messages of support and commitment and the launching of the child labour training manual developed by ILO.  

Please see attached Activity Report.