National Day of Awareness and Unity against Child Pornography in the Philippines Date in the current year: September 28, 2017

National Day of Awareness and Unity against Child Pornography in the Philippines Child pornography is one of the biggest problems in the Philippines. Anti-Child Pornography Alliance, a group comprising non-governmental organizations, church members and congressmen, declared National Day of Awareness and Unity against Child Pornography in the Philippines, that is annually observed on September 28.

Child pornography is one of the forms of commercial children sexual exploitation. It's highest level of development is observed in the countries of Africa, Central America and Southeast Asia.

The Optional Protocol to the Convention of the Rights of the Child on the issues of children traffic, child prostitution and sex tourism was ratified and signed by the Philippines in 2003. The Protocol requires recognition the child pornography as an offense against children and classify any actions related to the production or distribution of child pornography as penal.

Observance of National Day of Awareness and Unity against Child Pornography was held for the first time in 2007. Observance of this day should accelerate adoption of the law against child pornography.

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