Girls Advocacy Alliance (GAA)
The Girls Advocacy Alliance (GAA) is a 5-year advocacy program (2016-2020) aimed at contributing to gender equality and equal rights and opportunities for girls and young women, with focus on the elimination of gender-based violence and the economic exclusion of girls and young women. This project which is a collaboration of three organizations – PLAN International, Terre des Hommes Netherlands and Defence for Children – ECPAT. and funded by the MInistry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, have four main goals, namely (1) make people aware about these issues and get more public support to change things from the public; (2) increase the power of organizations, advocates and activists to make progress in the elimination of violence against girls and young women and their economic exclusion; (3) Improve how businesses work in support of the elimination of violence against girls and young women and their economic exclusion; and (4) make sure laws and policies that support the elimination of violence against girls and young women and their ecoomic exclusion are put into action. It is being implemented in the following countries: Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Ghana, India,
Kenya, Liberia, Nepal, Philippines, Sierra Leone and Uganda.
The GAA country program in the Philippines focuses on the themes Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children, Child Trafficking, Child Labor and Economic Exclusion/Empowerment of young women. PKKK’s project sites are Mariveles in Bataan and the cities of Cabanatuan, Palayan and Munoz in Nueva Ecija.