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22nd Observance of the Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Week

This year will mark the 22nd National Awareness Week for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation or the Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Week (CSAAW) which will be observed from February 11-17, 2018, pursuant to Proclamation No. 731 series of 1996.


Its continuing theme “WE ARE THE SOLUTION,” calls for the convergence of efforts of every individual in the community in ending child sexual abuse.

Child sexual abuse and exploitation has been a pressing issue in the Philippines that is exacerbated by technological advancements used by perpetrators in committing this crime.

The 2015 National Baseline Study on Violence Against Children (NBS-VAC) revealed that 1 in 5 of Filipino children (17.1%) reported to have experienced any form of sexual violence in any setting, and more males (19.5%) than females (14.5%) were identified as victims.

Meanwhile, recent national research also shows that nearly half of Filipino children experience violence on the internet which take many forms such as cyber bullying and internet harassment; exposure to sexually explicit content; online grooming and sexual solicitation, and offline sexual abuse facilitated by internet and social media.

The Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) and its partner agencies will conduct activities to raise awareness on child sexual abuse and online sexual exploitation of children.

Below are the activities:

CWC enjoins everyone to be part of the solution in ending child sexual abuse and exploitation. The official hashtags for the observance are #WeAreTheSolution #CSAAW2018.

For inquiries, please contact the Public Affairs and Information Office at 7811039 local 1005/1006 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . You may also visit CWC’s website at www.cwc.gov.ph, Facebook Page: /CWCgovph and Twitter Page: @CWC_govph.


Last Updated on Thursday, 15 February 2018 11:34