Face Your Peers: A Youth Peer Education Guide Against Sexual Exploitation

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Key Information

In celebration of International Women’s Day 2019, Plan International Philippines released a new peer education guide for Filipino youth aged 12-24 to prevent and protect girls and young women in the age group from the growing threats of commercial and online sexual exploitation (CSEC and OSEC). The module titled ‘Face Your Peers’ is the first of its kind and offers a new approach at decreasing the number of commercial and online sexual exploitation cases in the country, such as trafficking and prostitution. Apart from supporting victim-survivors to speak out and raise awareness of the issue, the global organization has taken on the role of calling on those who can influence change in the system. Developed with partners under the Girls Advocacy Alliance, the contents of the guide book include modules on the CSEC and OSEC landscape in the Philippines, youth-friendly activities for peer-to-peer communication, tips for self-care for volunteer peer educators, and guidelines on how to handle disclosures and report cases in their communities.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


East Asia & Pacific


Government Affiliation

Non-governmental program


2019 -


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Ministry Affiliation



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COVID-19 Response


Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas

Other skills

  • Life skills/sexuality education

Cross-cutting areas

  • Empowerment
  • Mentorship
  • Other aspects of sexual and reproductive health
  • Sexual harassment & coercion

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Boys (both in school and out of school), Girls (both in school and out of school)


12 - 24

School Enrolment Status

Some in school

School Level

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Other populations reached

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Participants include

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Program Approaches Back to Top

Community engagement/advocacy/sensitization

  • General awareness-raising/community engagement

Life skills education

  • Gender, rights and power
  • Sexual and reproductive health (including puberty education)

Mentoring/psychosocial support

  • Peer mentors

Policy/legal environment

  • Advocating changes to existing laws/policies

Women's empowerment programs

  • Advocacy/action

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

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Cross-cutting goals

  • Improved understanding of sexual harassment, coercion, and consent
  • Increased agency and empowerment
  • Reduced intimate partner violence
  • Reduced violence against children in the home