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India Terre des Hommes kinderarbeid Sustainable Standards Conference

TDH puts child rights on agenda international sustainability conference

India

Terre des Hommes succeeded on putting child rights on the agenda of a high level international sustainability conference in India. Today, on the third day of the Sustainability Standards: International Dialogue & Conference (ISS), Terre des Hommes is co-hosting a session on business and children’s rights.

Terre des Hommes tackelt kindersekstoerist in Nepal seksuele uitbuiting van kinderen

Terre des Hommes tackles child sex tourist in Nepal

Nepal

The Dutch child sex tourist Henk K. (75) was arrested in Nepal for abusing minors. He was caught red-handed with four children in a guesthouse in Kotheswor.

Sweetie 2.0 genomineerd voor prestigieuze rechtshandhaving innovatieprijs

Sweetie 2.0 nominated for prestigious law enforcement award

Netherlands

Sweetie 2.0, the software that allows to track down, identify and deter customers of online webcam sex shows with children, has been nominated for the 2017 Mr. Gonsalves prize. The prize is awarded every two years to individuals or organisations that have made a significant contribution to the renewal of law enforcement within the Netherlands.

Sweetie nu ook op Netflix Terre des Hommes webcamseks met kinderen

Sweetie starring on Netflix NL

General

Sweetie, the virtual girl used by Terre des Hommes to intercept, identify and deter potential perpetrators of webcam child sex, can now be seen in the series Dark Net on Netflix.

Onderzoek: Veel kinderhandel voor huishoudelijk werk in Tanzania Terre des Hommes

Research: Domestic work in Tanzania often induces child trafficking

Tanzania

In Mwanza, Tanzania’s second largest city, Terre des Hommes has examined the background of hundreds of children who work here as domestic slaves. The children they found are not only all victims of child labour, but also of child trafficking. Domestic work, often involuntarily, is one of the main reasons for child trafficking from the countryside to the city.

Terre des Hommes reageert op uitzending Nieuwsuur

Terre des Hommes responds to Dutch TV show 'Nieuwsuur'

General

In response to today’s broadcast of the Dutch TV programme Nieuwsuur, Terre des Hommes confirms that the organisation has supported the evacuation and medical care of 10 children in need during the Civil War and famine in Biafra (Nigeria) at the request of the Dutch Minister of Justice Polak.

Terre des Hommes Supports International Conference on Sexual Violence Against Men and Boys

TDH supports International Conference on Sexual Violence Against Men and Boys

General

Terre des Hommes Netherlands is pleased to announce that it will be an Associate Sponsor of the third South-South Institute on Sexual Violence Against Men and Boys which will take place in Christchurch, New Zealand from 6th- 10th November 2017.

Indian court criminalises sex with child brides

India

Last week the Supreme Court in India ruled that a man is committing rape if he engages in sexual intercourse with his wife under the age of 18 years. This is a landmark decision that will affect millions of child brides. Terre des Hommes has contributed to the lobby and is  satisfied with the result, for now.

Bangladesh Terre des Hommes adoptie

Terre des Hommes responds to adoption story in Trouw

Bangladesh

In response to the article today in the Dutch national newspaper Trouw about the possible involvement of Terre des Hommes in illegal adoptions from Bangladesh in the seventies, Terre des Hommes wants to emphasise its appreciation for ex Terre des Hommes employees making their voices heard. Terre des Hommes is looking into the matter and is in contact with the adoptees.

Honger en uitbuiting dreigt voor 250.000 Rohingya kinderen in Bangladesh Terre des Hommes noodhulp

Over 250,000 Rohingya children exposed to famine and exploitation

Bangladesh
Myanmar

An enormous humanitarian disaster is unfolding in the border area between Bangladesh and Myanmar. Half a million Rohingyas have made a hasty escape to Bangladesh, as a result of extreme violence. Here they survive under inhumane conditions in makeshift refugee camps while facing starvation. By now, over 250,000 of the refugees are children.

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