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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.

Noodhulp in Syrië broodnodig Terre des Hommes Foto: AFP 2016/  Khalil Mazraawi

Emergency aid is indispensable in Aleppo

Syria

The situation in east Aleppo is critical. There is a shortage of everything, from food and water to medicines and blankets. Terre des Hommes distributes food packages to refugees who have managed to reach west Aleppo and is raising funds for the next shipment of food packages.

Terre des Hommes mica India business event

Terre des Hommes gets important mica players around the table

India

It is for the first time in the Netherlands that companies from different sectors will work together to eradicate child labour in the mica mines of India. Today, in an initiative of Terre des Hommes, multinationals and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs met to explore the possible ways of working together.

 

Terre des Hommes aangesloten bij internationale alliantie om geweld tegen kinderen te stoppen

Terre des Hommes joins Global Partnership to End Violence against Children

General

Terre des Hommes has joined the Global Partnership to End Violence against Children. The alliance aims to eliminate violence against children by 2030.

 

Zaterdagklasjes voor kinderen in goudmijnen in Tanzania Terre des Hommes kinderarbeid

Saturday classes for children in gold mining in Tanzania

Tanzania

Terre des Hommes Netherlands' partner Rafiki SDO has started Saturday classes for children working in the gold mines of Kahama in Tanzania. In this way, the threshold for child labourers to go to school is lowered.

209 huisslaafjes in sloppenwijken van Kampala ontdekt Terre des Hommes Oeganda

Mapping reveals 209 child domestic workers in Kampala’s slums

Oeganda

209 Child domestic workers have been discovered during a mapping exercise of child labour in the slums of Uganda's capital Kampala, by Terre des Hommes Netherlands’ partner Platform for Labour Action (PLA). In addition, PLA has found 52 victims of other (worst) forms of child labour.

Five children rights organisations will eliminate sexual exploitation Down to Zero Terre des Hommes

Five children rights organisations will eliminate sexual exploitation

The Down to Zero alliance has begun to implement its joint program to reduce the sexual exploitation of children to zero. The partnership exists of Terre des Hommes Netherlands, Defence for Children-ECPAT, Free a Girl, ICCO and Plan International Nederland. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs funds the program and is a strategic partner.