Stepping up the fight to end violence against children in Cambodia

Terre des Hommes Netherlands (TdH-NL) is an instrumental development partner in Cambodia’s fight to end violence against children. A year ago, the Government of Cambodia launched the Action Plan to Prevent and Respond to Violence Against Children 2017 – 2021, and since then, TdH-NL and six other development organisations - known as the Child Rights Now Initiative Cambodia - have worked tirelessly with the government and other civil society organisations to progress on the implementation of important actions.

The hard work has paid off, with a great deal of actions implemented over the past year that help step up the fight to end violence against children. Some of the implemented actions include, the adoption of a policy on child protection in schools, training on positive discipline and effective classroom management for teachers and the development of a PROTECT Partnership to change attitudes and behaviours on violence against children and unnecessary family separation.

TdH-NL specifically focuses on projects that prevent and tackle Online Child Sexual Exploitation (OCSE), Sexual Exploitation of Children through Travel and Tourism (SECTT) and reduce the prevalence of child marriage in Mondulkiri. The projects ultimately span the entire nation with research components and the strengthening of Cambodian technical expertise and capacity.

Addressing violence against children requires action at so many levels in different sectors from income generation to the review of laws and policies. This requires the participation of many ministries, civil society organisations and children and youth led organisations. TdH-NL is committed to continuing to work with the Royal Government of Cambodia and as a valued member of the Child Rights Now Initiative, which includes six organisations: ChildFund Cambodia, Plan International Cambodia, Save the Children International Cambodia, SoS Children’s Village and World Vision International Cambodia, to find long term sustainable solutions to bring the fight to end violence against children in Cambodia to the next level.

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