Country Philippines
Year 2017 - 2021
Type of Measure Policies > National strategy specific to violence against women
Form of Violence Trafficking

Brief Description

With the recent entry into force of the ASEAN Convention on Trafficking in Persons (ACTIP), Especially Women and Children in 2015, and faced with new national goals and targets under the Philippine Development Plan (2017-2021) towards the realization of Philippines’ long term vision, Ambisyon Natin 2040, the Philippine Government continues to reaffirm its commitment towards the eradication of human trafficking in the country. In response to the challenge, the third National Strategic Action Plan Against Trafficking in Persons (2017- 2021) was adopted and approved by the Inter-Agency Council against Trafficking (IIACAT), chaired by the Department of Justice. The new strategic plan, while retaining the 4Ps approach (prevention, protection, prosecution, partnership), now focuses on key thematic issues such as online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC), forced labor, organ trafficking, and prostitution, pornography, cybersex trafficking, and sex tourism.

Source of Information

Philippines's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.31

For more information: Resolution Adopting 2017-2021 National Strategic Action Plan Against Trafficking in Persons