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Bangladesh wil kindhuwelijken in ‘bijzondere gevallen’ weer toestaan Terre des Hommes Wahid Adnan Kindbruiden

Bangladesh to Allow ‘Special Cases’ in Child Marriage Law Face Criticism

Bangladesh

The parliament in Bangladesh has been criticsed by civil society for allowing child marriages  in 'special cases'. The law allows girls under the age of 18 to marry. This is a major setback in the fight against child marriages in the country.

OC includes human rights in host city contract Olympic Games Terre des Hommes Children's Rights

IOC includes human rights in host city contract Olympic Games

General

The move by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to incorporate human rights principles in its Host City Contract could help prevent major abuses by future Olympic hosts, says the Sport and Rights Alliance (SRA) of which Terre des Hommes is a member.

Philippines wants prison sentences for children from the age of 9

Philippines

In the Philippines a bill has been submitted to lower the minimum punishable age for children from 15 to 9 years old. The proposal comes from allies of President Duterte.

Terre des Hommes child sex tourism Cambodia

Dutch child abuser in Cambodia finally sentenced to 5 years in prison

Cambodia

The Dutch child abuser Bas R. has been sentenced to five years in prison in Cambodia. He was found guilty of sexual abuse of a minor and possession of child pornography. Since 2013 Terre des Hommes has helped, together with partner organization APLE (Action Pour Les Enfants), to gather evidence and to speed up the arrest and conviction.

Herinnering: meer dan de helft van de vluchtelingen is kind Noodhulp voor kinderen Terre des Hommes

Remember: more than half the refugees are children

General

With the increasing anger of the US President Trump about the suspension of the entry ban for people from seven predominantly Muslim countries and the PVV (Party for Freedom) high in the polls in the Netherlands it is once again necessary to point out that more than fifty percent of the refugees are children and they are entitled to protection.

Terre des Hommes teams up with industry to fight child labour in mica mines in India

20 founding members join forces in the Responsible Mica Initiative

India

20 founding members across industries and NGOs have decided to team up in a multi-stakeholder initiative aiming at scaling up concrete solutions to eradicate child labour and unacceptable working conditions in the Indian mica supply chain.

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Dutch parliament approves declaration of resposible sourcing with respect to child labour

General

Companies must ensure that no child labour occurs throughout their production chain. The House of Representatives voted yesterday to enforce a compulsory declaration of responsible sourcing with respect to child labour for all businesses. Labour MP Roelof van Laar submitted the private member’s bill to combat child labour used in products and services sold throughout the Netherlands.

Tonight on Danish TV: Sweetie and the world of cybersex

Danish documentary identifies online child abusers

Philippines

In a disturbing programme Danish TV2 reports on the rapidly growing form of child abuse that is online child sexual exploitation (OSCE) whereby mostly western men pay to direct and watch live stream sexual abuse of minors as young as 4 years old in the Philippines.

300 Tanzanian girls protected from Female Genital Mutilation by Terre des Hommes Netherlands

300 Tanzanian girls protected from Female Genital Mutilation

Tanzania

Terre des Hommes Netherlands has protected 300 girls aged between 8 and 16 years from Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the Kuria district of Northern Tanzania. During the Kuria cutting season, the girls have temporarily stayed at a protection camp to avoid being mutilated. A festive graduation ceremony concluded the protection camp at the end of the cutting season.

Nairobi first county in Kenya to launch gender policy guideline

Nairobi first county in Kenya to launch gender policy guideline

Kenia

As the first county in Kenya, Nairobi County has introduced guidelines to establish a framework for gender mainstreaming within its health services. Focusing on strengthening gender sensitivity within Nairobi City County, the framework aims to ensure equality and freedom from discrimination for all its staff, students, volunteers, partners and clients alike.