Child welfare groups say thousands of children are locked up in police stations, detention centres and even adult jails across the Philippines. Photo: courtesy of Preda Foundation

Children in prison: Philippines’ rundown Houses of Hope detain kids in appalling conditions

  • Thousands of vulnerable children are behind bars for petty crimes or because they have been abandoned by their parents
  • A law change to reduce the age of criminal responsibility to 12 is imminent, and has been labelled an ‘act of violence against children’ by the United Nations
Topic |   The Philippines

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Child welfare groups say thousands of children are locked up in police stations, detention centres and even adult jails across the Philippines. Photo: courtesy of Preda Foundation
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