BEDC commits to advancing children’s rights in BARMM

Bangsamoro Economic and Development Council (BEDC) Social Development Committee chairperson Atty. Raissa H. Jajurie and co-chair Mohajirin T. Ali sign the resolution for the adoption of two mechanisms related to children and vulnerable groups in BARMM. (BPI)

MARAWI CITY —In line with the celebration of National Children’s Month, the Bangsamoro Government continuously implements advocacy campaigns on children’s rights and on-site provision of social welfare services to children in the region. 

Lawyer Raissa H. Jajurie spearheaded Thursday, November 12, the meeting of the second Social Development Committee (SDCom) – one of the special committees of Bangsamoro Economic and Development Council (BEDC).

SDCom chairperson Jajurie and co-chair Mohajirin T. Ali signed the resolution for the adoption of two mechanisms related to children and vulnerable groups, such as the Regional Sub-Committee for the Welfare of Children (RSCWC) and Regional Juvenile Justice Welfare Committee (RJJWC).

Jajurie emphasized that the Bangsamoro Government is committed to provide adequate funding and effective mechanisms for the implementation of its commitment. 

The committee also discussed the issues and concerns in the creation of the Local Nutrition Committee and sub-committee for the Bangsamoro Commission for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage (BCPCH), and other matters.

Last year, the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) unanimously approved Resolution No. 48 or the “Resolution Giving Full Support to the Bangsamoro Children’s Declaration”.

SDCom members who were present include Ministry of Social Services and Development(MSSD-BARMM), Bangsamoro Planning and Development Authority (BPDA-BARMM), Ministry of Health (MOH-BARMM), Ministry of Basic Higher and Technical Education (MBHTE-BARMM), Bureau of Madaris Education (BME), Ministry of Indigenous People’s Affairs (MIPA-BARMM), Bangsamoro Women Commission (BWC-BARMM), Bangsamoro Youth Commission (BYC-BARMM), and Bangsamoro Commission for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage (BCPCH).

Also present during the meeting were representatives from the National Nutrition Council (NNC) and non-government organizations. (BPI/PIA-ICIC)

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