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child labourers in mica mines

India starts legalising mica mines

India

In one of the most prominent mica mining states in India, Jharkhand, authorities have begun the process of legalising mica mining by putting them up for auction, a senior government official said on Thursday to the Thomson Reuters Foundation (TRF). TRF journalists discovered last year that child labourers died in illegale mica mines.

UEFA stelt respect voor mensenrechten verplicht Terre des Hommes kinderrechten Children Win!

UEFA: respect human rights

General

In order to be allowed to organize the 2024 European Championship, the UEFA requires the organizing country to respect human rights. It is the first time for the UEFA to make it compulsory for human rights to be respected.

Kinderen eisen achterstallig loon op Terre des Hommes Kinderarbeid Tanzania

Children claim overdue wages

Oeganda
Tanzania

In the second half of 2016, 72 child labourers in East Africa received legal assistance by Terre des Hommes. They were often employed as domestic workers and were advised on their employment rights or received assistance to claim overdue wages. 22 arbitration proceedings were submitted to a special conciliation committee. In all these cases, the employer eventually paid the overdue wages.

Nederlander in Cambodja gepakt voor maken kinderporno Terre des Hommes seksuele uitbuiting van kinderen

Dutchman in Cambodia arrested for child pornography

Cambodia

With assistance from Terre des Hommes partner, Action Pour Les Enfants (APLE) a 53-year-old Dutchman was arrested in Cambodia on suspicion of making child pornography.

First webcam sex den revealed in Kenya

First webcam sex den revealed in Kenya

Kenia

Kenyan police officers have raided a house turned into a digital brothel in capital Nairobi. In the house, situated in a lower middle class neighbourhood, more than five girls were engaging in live webcam sex shows with men from around the world, even though the girls all insisted they were just chatting with them.

Terre des Hommes kinderarbeid Tanzania

Negotiators, protect children from climate change

Netherlands

You can hear a pin drop in the Binnenhof. Next to nothing has been released regarding the discussions between VVD, D66, CDA and Groenlinks about a possible coalition. Terre des Hommes wants one very important topic to be taken into those negotiations: the climate.

Een gezin dat Mosul ontvlucht (foto: DRA) Terre des Hommes Noodhulp Irak

Dutch organizations support 170.000 war victims in Iraq

Iraq

In March the Dutch Relief Alliance (DRA) started humanitarian operations to assist 170.000 highly vulnerable Iraqi civilians affected by the ongoing military operations in Mosul and the Tigris corridor. Displaced families as well as returnees receive immediate protection support, emergency health care as well as access to safe water and sanitation.

India, Terre des Hommes, kinderarbeid micamijnen

India imposes restraints on child labour

India

After years of lobbying, also by Terre des Hommes, the Indian government seems to change tack: child labour has to stop.

Google traint Thaise politie om kindermisbruikers op te sporen Down to Zero Terre des Hommes seksuele uitbuiting Thailand

Google trains Thai police how to track child abusers

General

Google Thailand has trained 45 Thai police officers. They learned how to use the search engine to investigate sexual exploitation of children. This is one of the successes of the partnerships with the private sector of Down to Zero. This is an alliance of Terre des Hommes, several NGO’s and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Monitoring veroordeelde kindermisbruikers schiet tekort Terre des Hommes seksuele uitbuiting van kinderen Cambodja

Monitoring of convicted child sex offenders lacking

Cambodia

The Cees C. and Bas R. sexual abuse cases demonstrate that the cooperation amongst countries in monitoring convicted child sex offenders is lacking. Countries should exchange information faster and better in order to prevent child abuse.