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Terre des Hommes Netherlands National Ballet Daniel Montero Real

Ballet dancer Daniel Montero Real becomes a new Terre des Hommes Netherlands' ambassador

Netherlands

Today, Terre des Hommes Netherlands presented their new goodwill ambassador Daniel Montero Real at the National Ballet in Amsterdam. Daniel, a dancer with the National Ballet is committed to promoting Terre des Hommes Netherlands, a child  rights organization and expert in situations of exploitation.

Steeds meer seksuele uitbuiting van kinderen in het Keniaans toerisme

Sexual exploitation of children in Kenyan tourism on the rise

Kenia

Sexual exploitation of children in the travel and tourism industry in Kenya is on the rise, according to a recent study by ANPPCAN Regional Office in Kenya, partner of Terre des Hommes Netherlands. Almost one third (32%) of the children interviewed have stated that they are victims of sexual exploitation.

 

Guest of Honour Dr. Benyam Dawit Mezmur during his keynote speech

Renowned Child Rights advocates reflect on realisation of child rights in East Africa

Ethiopië
Kenia
Oeganda
Tanzania

Renowned Child Rights advocates such as Dr. Benyam Dawit Mezmur and Lady Justice Martha Koome reflected on the realisation of child rights in East Africa during a regional symposium to mark Terre des Hommes Netherlands’ 50th anniversary.

Kamermeerderheid wil actie tegen webcamseks met kinderen

Majority Dutch parliament supports action against webcamsex with children

Philippines
Netherlands

A considerable majority in parliament urges the Dutch government to take action against sexual exploitation of children through the internet. Particularly in the Philippines, thousands of children are sexually abused in front of a webcam, commissioned by foreign men who pay substantial amounts for it. This phenomenon, known as cybersex in the Philippines, spreads like an epidemic, the age of it

Nelmo Newsong ambassador Terre des Hommes Netherlands in East Africa

Nelmo Newsong ambassador for Terre des Hommes Netherlands

Ethiopië
Kenia
Oeganda
Tanzania

Former beneficiary Nelson Munyiri (also known as Nelmo Newsong) has become the first ever ambassador for Terre des Hommes Netherlands in the East African region. As our ambassador, Nelson is committed to create awareness for our fight against child exploitation. Terre des Hommes Netherlands is proud to welcome this upcoming artist as our ambassador.

Winston Gerschtanowitz Terre des Hommes Nepal

Dutch celebrity unmasks child sex tourist in Nepal

Nepal

"I wanted to kick in that door. But then I would have ruined the whole research." Winston Gerschtanowitz swallows. The Dutch actor and presenter just met a child sex tourist. The Dutch Postal Code Lottery Goodwill Ambassador traveled to Nepal. There he joined the Terre des Hommes Netherlands research team who shadows suspected child abusers and collects evidence against them.

Australian sentenced to 15 years for sexually abuse of Balinese Girls Terre des Hommes Indonesia

Australian sentenced to 15 Years for sexual abuse of Balinese girls

Indonesia

A 70-year-old former Melbourne man, was found guilty of sexually abusing eleven girls and sentenced to a 15-year jail term. The decision was made by judges at Bali’s Denpasar District Court and believed to be the heaviest custodial sentence in the history of Bali for such crimes.

Sweetie Terre des Hommes "lure child"

Dutch criminal law too limited for use Sweetie

Netherlands

The Dutch police cannot use virtual girl Sweetie to detect webcam sex tourists. This is because of limitations of the legal framework, conclude researchers from the University of Leiden and Tilburg University.

Dutchman suspected of webcamsex with Filippino children after undercover investigation by filmmakers

Philippines

Last week the police seized the computer of a 43-year-old resident of Amstelveen in The Netherlands who is suspected of livestream child abuse. The online abuse was revealed by an undercover investigation of a Belgian investigative journalist and a Dutch filmmaker.

Terre des Hommes Netherlands involved in draft Children’s Bill in Kenya

Terre des Hommes Netherlands involved in draft Children’s Bill in Kenya

Kenia

In Kenya, the Children Act of 2001 is currently being reviewed and redrafted to align it with the amended Constitution of 2010. Even though legislation initiatives are mandated to government and parliament, the process is open for public participation.