CAMELEON advocates for a society where children grow up with dignity and respect for their rights, and where adults are autonomous, responsible and caring for them.
Born in 1997, CAMELEON is an International Solidarity Association founded to help children who are victims of sexual and disadvantaged violence.
It works with the support of its partners, its country offices and its sponsors in favor of:
The protection, reconstruction and reintegration of child victims of sexual abuse, and the social support of their families
Education, health, work integration and empowerment of disadvantaged youth and their families
Awareness of the rights of the child, prevention of abuse and sexual abuse
Advocacy with populations, institutional or political decision-makers and the media.
CAMELEON uses its expertise and engineering to promote the development of initiatives with industry players.
Background in the Philippines
In the field
The Philippines ratified in 1990 the International Convention on the Rights of the Child (CIDE) and adopted laws for the protection and promotion of human rights. However, despite a legislative environment conducive to the implementation of public policies, their application remains uneven and is slow. Hence the urgency of implementing prevention, protection and rehabilitation actions on the ground. This is what CAMELEON has been doing for 17 years in Iloilo Province, Panay Island, Western Visayas, Philippines.