In order to be able to advocate for children, it is important to have a good understanding of the issues facing children. Bahay Tuluyan believes that children are in the best position to be able to know the problems facing them. Accordingly, Bahay Tuluyan uses a ‘participatory’ approach to research wherein children and young people are actively involved in the process of conducting research about issues affecting them and their peers.
Bahay Tuluyan conducts research on issues affecting children with the aim of promoting more effective solutions. In recent years, Bahay Tuluyan has produced the following research publications:
- 'Children's Rights in the Victoria, Laguna Area', published 2005
- 'Children's Rights in the San Antonio, Quezon Area' published 2005
- 'Ang Mga Batang Bugaw sa Malate / Youth Pimps of Malate', published 2006
- 'Situation of Children in Detention in Laguna', published 2006
- 'Sagip or Huli? Rescue of Street Children in Caloocan, Manila, Pasay and Quezon Cities', published 2009
- 'Munting Tinig, Karapatan Nais Marinig' (Small Voices, Rights we want Heard), published 2010
Bahay Tuluyan also participates in research conducted by external agencies. In the past years Bahay Tuluyan has participated in the production of the following studies and publications:
- 'If I Had the Chance… Artwork from the Streets of Asia and the Pacific' published by the Asian Development Bank, 2003.
- 'Small Steps, Great Strides - Doing Participatory Action Research with Children' by Ma. Teresa dela Cruz, Elizabeth Protacio-de Castro, Faye G. Balanon, Jay A. Yacat, Carolina T. Francisco.
- 'Integrating Child-Centered Approaches in Children's Work' by Elizabeth Protacio-de Castro, Ph.D, Faye A.G. Balanon, Agnes Zenaida V. Camacho, Michelle G. Ong, Arlyn G. Verba and Jay A. Yacat.
- Trust and Power - Child Abuse in the eyes of the child and the parent' by Elizabeth P. Protacio, Ma. Teresa C. dela Cruz, Faye A.G. Balanon, Jay A. Yacat and Carolina T. Francisco.
- ‘Surviving the Odds: Finding Hope in Abused Children’s Life Stories’ by Violeta Bautista, Aurorita Roldan & Myra Garces-Bascal.
- ‘Surviving Cruelty – Combating Violence Against Children in Southeast Asia’ published by Terre des Hommes Germany & Netherlands.