Child sex tourism Thailand Terre des Hommes

Thai boy gets 25.000 dollar from the American who abused him


A Thai boy has demanded compensation for an American court from the American who abused him in Thailand. The compensation is granted. The boy, Tum, gets 25,000 dollars. The 54-year-old American teacher from Alabama is sentenced to 27 years in prison for producing and possessing child pornography. He used to travel to South East Asia for the purpose of abusing children.

Terre des Hommes Netherlands East Africa map with children helped in 2016

East Africa review of 2016


In 2016, Terre des Hommes Netherlands helped 21,413 children in our four East African focus countries Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. One in five was a victim of child exploitation: 1,374 children were rescued from child trafficking, 374 children were withdrawn from sexual exploitation, 2,156 were saved from child abuse, and 416 were helped to stop with child labour.

terre des hommes netherlands in India

India: girls forced into sex work in the name of religion


In 2016, as a result from Terre des Hommes Netherlands’ combating sexual exploitation of children programme in India, at least 38 parents from eight villages decided not to include their young girls in Devadasi system and allow them to go back to school.


380,359 children supported in 2016 Annual Report 2016 Terre des Hommes Netherlands

380,359 children supported in 2016

The annual report of 2016 is finalised. It was a special year: that of our fiftieth anniversary. This anniversary causes mixed feelings. On one hand we are thankful for the trust and support we have been receiving from donors and others for so long. On the other hand however, it is quite confrontational to realise that our work is still needed.
Rotterdammer opgepakt voor misbruik zesjarig Cambodjaans meisje Seksuele uitbuiting Cambodja

Dutchman arrested for abuse of 6-year-old Cambodian girl


A 42-year-old man from the Dutch city Rotterdam was arrested in Cambodia this week on suspicion of repeatedly abusing a six-year-old Cambodian girl. Terre des Hommes’ local partner was tipped off about the possible abuse and within a week helped the mother save her daughter.

Europese campagne waarschuwt voor online chantage van kinderen seksuele uitbuiting van kinderen Terre des Hommes

European awareness campaign warns for 'sextorsion' or 'webcam blackmailing' of children


Often referred to as ‘sextortion’ or ‘webcam blackmailing’, the online coercion and extortion of children, a form of digital blackmail where sexual information or images are used to extort sexual material, sexual favours or money, has skyrocketed in the past years, but remains largely underreported.

800 slachtoffers van seksuele uitbuiting krijgen psychosociale hulp

800 victims of sexual exploitation receive support


In the past year, 800 children in Asia who have fallen victim to sexual exploitation have been given support to alleviate the trauma caused by their experiences. The children were abused by child sex tourists, forced to have webcam sex, or were sexually exploited in other ways.   

588 ex-kindarbeiders weer naar school kinderarbeid terre des hommes oost-afrika

588 former child labourers back to school


In the second half of 2016, Terre des Hommes has arranged for 588 former child labourers in East Africa to return to school. This is one of Terre des Hommes’ achievements in its fight against child labour in this region.

Hulp voor 70 slachtoffers van seksuele uitbuiting in Indonesië Terre des Hommes

Support for 70 victims of sexual exploitation in Indonesia


In Indonesia, 70 children who have fallen victim to webcam sex and child sex tourism have received psychosocial support. This is one of the achievements of Terre des Hommes’ programme to fight sexual exploitation in Asia in the second half of 2016.

Terre des Hommes investigates adoptions from Bangladesh

Terre des Hommes investigates adoptions from Bangladesh


In recent media coverage alleged illegal intercountry adoptions, which took place during the 1970s and 1980s formed a central theme. Children from the Tongi district in the capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka, were adopted by families in the Netherlands. Terre des Hommes Netherlands was working in Tongi from the 1970s to 2010 to structurally improve the lives of children in Bangladesh.