Third World Movement Against the Exploitation of Women
Third World Movement addresses the issue of exploitation and responds to the needs of sexually exploited people. It was the first to take up the issue of sex tourism nationally and internationally. It spearheaded the protest against Japanese sex tours on Human Rights Day, December 10, 1980, its foundation date.
ECPAT Philippines is appointed by the Office of the President of the Republic of the Philippines as the NGO representative of the children's sector in the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT), a multi-sectoral council created by the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003 to monitor and coordinate the implementation of the law. Child pornography was identified as one of the major areas of concern for legislative advocacy.
An ECPAT Philippines regional office, known as ECPAT Cebu, was set up in the Visayas in response to sex tourism in Cebu and the neighbouring islands.
UNICEF works in the Philippines with the Department of Justice, Department of Labor and Employment, Department of Social Welfare and Development, various non-governmental organizations and other partners on prevention of child abuse and exploitation, strengthening networks for child protection, and improving legal protection and justice system for children.