There are more than three million girls living in the Philippines, each holding huge potential to contribute to the country’s future. But while most girls have access to education, health and financial services, more than half are recognised as vulnerable. An often repressive environment restricts girls’ access to information, especially on their rights and sexual and reproductive health. Greater social support and advice on HIV and contraception, plus improved access to services can bring the change girls need. And with high levels of mobile and internet access, the answers are increasingly at girls’ fingertips.

Mobile ownership

81% of girls 

and young women aged 15-24 own a mobile phone

(Demographic Research Development Foundation, 2013)

Online threat

1 in 4 youths 

have sent or received sexually explicit video via their phone or online

(Rappler, 2014)

Lack of agency

29% of girls 

say their partner demands to know where they are at all times

(Philippines Demographic and Health Survey, 2013)

Our work in Philippines

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