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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 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.

Terre des Hommes to crack down on loverboys and customers in NL

Netherlands

Terre des Hommes is incorporating The Netherlands as a country of focus in its fight against the sexual exploitation of children. The project ‘WATCH Nederland’, beginning on the 5th of September, will concentrate on tackling loverboys and their customers and on the issue of grooming; the sexual abuse of minors over the internet.

Nederlandse kindermisbruiker opnieuw vast in Cambodja Kindermisbruik Terre des Hommes

Dutch child abuser arrested again in Cambodia

Cambodia

On July 30th 42-year-old Bas R. was arrested again in Cambodia. The Dutchman is suspected of abusing children. Together with partner organisation APLE (Action Pour Les Enfants), Terre des Hommes has previously helped to gather evidence to speed up his arrest and conviction.

Recommendations to IOC for better protection children during the Olympic Games

Recommendations to IOC for better protection children during Olympics

Today, Terre des Hommes and  Amnesty International, on behalf of an alliance of NGOs, sports organisations and associations, have presented a list of recommendations to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to prevent violations of children’ s rights during the Olympic Games in 2024.

Time to Look at Girls research: Adolescent Girls’ Migration in Ethiopia

Are migrating girls more than passive victims?

Ethiopië

Girls who have migrated are mainly seen as victims of forced displacement or trafficking - which does happen. Yet research in which Terre des Hommes Netherlands’ partners participated has found that the majority of Ethiopian migrant girls took the decision to leave themselves - sometimes even without consulting their parents.

Tanzania: Legal provision that allows girls to marry at 14 is unconstitutional

Tanzania: Legal provision that allows girls to marry at 14 unconstitutional

Tanzania

An important legal milestone in the fight against child marriage in Tanzania: the High Court has ruled that the legal age for girls to marry should be increased to 18 years, consistent with the legal minimum age for boys to get married. In the ruling, the Tanzanian Government has been given one year to rectify the discriminating provision in the Marriage Act.