In the Phillipeans they are locking kids up in adult jails, often for petty crimes.
A lot of these kids have been sexually abused, and the filming hurt me to see these kids kicking and screaming and alone.
They are not supposed to be in jails according to Phillipino law, but they are locked up with adults.
They are co-erced into sexual acts with inmates, and while most can fight, there must be others who cannot fight predators off.
Why? Does society not protect their vulnerable, I dunno the answer, but I suppose my Country is not so far from their Country in locking up those kids who are vulnerable in society instead of listening and caring for them.
We are talking about tens of thousands of kids here, and it is so hard for me to think about the nightmarish experiences they suffer.
It is time to put the guilty ones behind bars, and not these vulnerable kids, but there is a glimmer of hope for them if you read their story Here