Our main goal is that no child is discriminated against no matter when, where, or how they were born.
We are an active partner for the 17 sustainable goals under the United Nations on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) specializing in children born out of wedlock.
Equal Rights for Children was founded in December 2021 by Amadea Angela Aquino, who has personally experienced the hardships of being an illegitimate child. These are a few ways we are working towards giving all children equal rights
Policies & Programs
Take the initiative to abolish laws that discriminate against accessing legal rights, and propose policies and programs that lift up the rights of children born out of wedlock.
Children Born Out of Wedlock
Enable children born out of wedlock and their mothers to access education, health services, job findings, grants and other government benefits.
Supports & Rights
Recognize that the term “illegitimate child” is discriminatory and must no longer be used to refer to children born out of non-marital unions
I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free
human being with an independent will.
Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre
Amadea “Angela” Aquino is a Filipino-American children and human rights advocate with a background in business and fashion. Based in New York, Angela comes from a longline of Filipino politicians. As the founder of Equal Rights for Children, Angela’s passion focuses on children’s rights with the hope to accelerate the rights of those children born out of wedlock.
H.E. Libran Cabactulan
Former Ambassador to the Philippines Mission to the United Nations
Miss Arab USA (2016-2017)
Board of Directors
Fashion Designer & Producer
Foreign Policy Association
Photography by Enrico Dungca