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Terre des Hommes is working on responsible metal supply chains by signing a metal convenant

Terre des Hommes is working on responsible metal supply chains by signing a metal convenant

Terre des Hommes signs the metal covenant together with other organisations, the government, companies and trade unions. This is an important step towards making mining, trade, processing and recycling responsible. The aim is to reduce abuses in the field of human and children's rights and the environment in the metal sector.

Kippenfokkerij biedt Ethiopische meisjes veilige toekomst kinderhandel Afrika Terre des Hommes

Chicken farm offers safe future to Ethiopian girls

Ethiopië

Seven girls from the Ethiopian border town Gende Wuha started a chicken farm with the aid of local Terre des Hommes partner Mahibere Hiwot for Social Development (MSD). The girls live in the border area between Ethiopia and Sudan where teenage girls are often working in the sex industry due to poverty.

Children playing in Kwale county, Kenya. TDH research (2015) showed that up to 40% of underaged <18 expercience some form of commercial child sexual exploitation

Leading child rights organizations call for a second revolution in child rights

Thirty years after leaders adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child, millions of children lack rights and protections needed to thrive. 6 leading child-focused organizations - combined in the Joining Forces Alliance - call for urgent action

 

 

Kenyan parliamentarians signing the petition to enact the Children Bill

Lobbying Kenyan parliamentarians to enact the Children Bill

Kenia

Together with its Joining Forces Alliance partners, Terre des Hommes Netherlands has lobbied Kenyan parliamentarians to enact the Children Bill 2018. During the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Parliament Open Day, these child focused organisations urged MPs to pledge their support for the Bill by signing the petition.

VT graduation of ex child labourers in Moroto gold mines

Golden future for former gold mining children

Oeganda

A group of 64 former child labourers have received their vocational qualifications during a festive graduation ceremony in Moroto, Uganda. The children used to do hazardous labour in the small-scale gold mines of Moroto district.

Launch of research report Safely Engaged: Addressing Gender-Based Violence and Economic Exclusion of Girls and Young Women in Kenya

Plea to private sector Kenya to advance girls’ economic participation

Kenia

The Girls Advocacy Alliance has launched its research report Safely Engaged: Addressing Gender-Based Violence and Economic Exclusion of Girls and Young Women in Kenya - Public and Private Sector Practices in a seminar focusing on issues that girls and young women face in their attempt to economically participate to their full potential in society.

Fighting sexual exploitation at the Kenyan coast

In the media: fighting sexual exploitation at the Kenyan coast

Kenia

Poverty remains the major push factor for children to engage in child sexual exploitation at the Kenyan coast. In Kwale County, situated on the South Coast, 74% of the population is living below the poverty line.

54 street connected children have been rescued off the streets of Kampala, Uganda

From nights on the streets to a warm bed

Oeganda

A total of 54 street connected children have been rescued off the streets of Uganda’s capital Kampala. All children were made to beg on the streets. Among them were eight babies, who were exploited by their ‘mothers’ to collect more money. The children, 36 girls and 18 boys, have been hosted in specialised shelters and spent the night in a warm bed.

African CSOs jointly voice child rights issues before the African Union

African CSO's jointly voice child rights issues before the African Union

African civil society organisations (CSOs) have jointly been voicing child rights issues in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to present them to the African Union and specifically its African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC).

Evidence on Online Child Sexual Exploitation in Kenya presented to the African Union

Evidence on Online Child Sexual Exploitation in Kenya presented to the African Union

Kenia

Terre des Hommes Netherlands has presented evidence from Kenya on Online Child Sexual Exploitation (OCSE) to the African Union. During the first ever Continental Consultation on Ending OCSE in Africa, we shared our expertise and insights from our rapid assessment, baseline survey and experience in the country.

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