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Education is important in preventing and rescuing children from child labour

3,032 Children withdrawn from child labour in East Africa

Ethiopië
Kenia
Oeganda
Tanzania

In East Africa, Terre des Hommes Netherlands has successfully withdrawn 3,032 children from child labour exploitation during 2015. Of these child labourers, 780 were working in mines and 751 were employed as child domestic workers. Furthermore, 8,229 vulnerable children have been prevented from becoming trapped in the worst forms of child labour.

Twee mannen op Schiphol opgepakt wegens webcamseks met kinderen Terre des Hommes seksuele uitbuiting van kinderen

Two Dutchmen arrested at schiphol airport for webcamsex with children

Thailand

Last week at Schiphol Airport two Dutchmen (57 and 59) were arrested on suspicion of online child abuse and child sex tourism. The men were about to leave to Thailand.

Bedrijven te laks met kinderarbeid in mica-producten Terre des Hommes

Laxity of industry on child labour in mica products

India

Dutch consumers can not trust that mica-containing cable, paint and cosmetics are child-labour free. Children's aid organisation Terre des Hommes Netherlands has investigated the entire production chain of the shiny mineral, from the largely illegal mining in India to the Dutch shop shelves.

Terre des Hommes Netherlands has been awarded Level 1 certification for safeguarding children following an assessment by the global child safeguarding movement Keeping Children Safe. An important milestone in our work as a child rights focused organisation dedicated to improve the lives of exploited children.

Level 1 certification for safeguarding children

General

As a member organisation of the Terre Des Hommes International Federation, Terre des Hommes Netherlands has been awarded Level 1 certification for safeguarding children following an assessment by the global child safeguarding movement Keeping Children Safe.

Terre des Hommes Netherlands has launched her programme against Child Exploitation in East Africa, together with her civil society partners from Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. The programme aims to safeguard 6,900 children from exploitation, protect 8,500 at risk children through education and reach 52,000 vulnerable children through awareness raising activities, with a total budget for 2016 of € 3.95 million.

Launch of East Africa programme against Child Exploitation

Ethiopië
Kenia
Oeganda
Tanzania

Terre des Hommes Netherlands has launched her programme against Child Exploitation in East Africa, together with her civil society partners from Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

Onderzoek in Bangladesh, mede mogelijk gemaakt door Terre des Hommes, toont aan dat kinderen die werken in de huishouding ernstig worden uitgebuit en vaak slachtoffer zijn van fysieke of psychische mishandeling en seksueel misbruik. De kinderen moeten gemiddeld 15.9 uur per dag werken voor een minimaal salaris. Deze huisslaafjes zijn extra kwetsbaar, omdat het misbruik achter gesloten deuren plaatsvindt. Daardoor krijgt deze vorm van uitbuiting nauwelijks aandacht, behalve wanneer een kind ernstig gewond ra

Survey finds hidden child slavery in Bangladeshi homes

Bangladesh

The results of a survey of 1200 respondents in Bangladesh, co-funded by Terres des Hommes Netherlands, found that 87.7% of child domestic labourers are girls who often face physical, mental and sexual abuse and exploitations while working 15.9 hours on average per day for Taka 1266.7 (16.15$/14.20€) per month.

Regional consultation with civil society organisations discusses how to make real Southeast Asia’s governments’ ambition for zero tolerance on all forms of violence against women and children

ASEAN CONSULTS CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS TO ELIMINATE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND CHILDREN

General

On 29 and 30 March in Bangkok the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) and Forum Asia held a consultation with civil society organisations on the implementation of its regional plans of action on the elimination of violence against women and children, adopted by ASEAN in late 2015.

Duizend kinderen in Bangladesh uit de prostitutie terre des hommes seksuele uitbuiting van kinderen

1.000 children in Bangladesh saved from prostitution

Bangladesh

This year a major programme has started in Bangladesh to stop sexual exploitation of children. In the next three and a half years it aims to save at least a thousand children from prostitution and prevent sexual exploitation of these children.

Terre des Hommes participating in roundtable meeting to end violence against children in Asia

General

High-level representatives from eight countries in South Asia are meeting in Sri Lanka from 14 to 15 March to renew and strengthen their commitment to end violence against children in the region. For the very first time, the right of all children to live free from fear and violence is recognised on the  international development agenda through the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

On 3 March 2016 Terre des Hommes Netherlands launched its three year programme against sexual exploitation of children online and in travel and tourism. This programme is implemented in nine countries (Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Thailand) for a planned amount of EUR 12 million.

Launch of three year programme against Sexual Exploitation of Children in Asia

General

On 3 March 2016 Terre des Hommes Netherlands launched its three year programme against sexual exploitation of children online and in travel and tourism.