Terre des Hommes' winning pitch on the UN Forum on Busines and Human Rights

Terre des Hommes wins pitch UN Forum on Business and Human rights


With our approach on ‘Multi stakeholder partnerships to end child labour’ in India, Terre des Hommes has won the pitch for best case example at the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, held this week in Geneva.

Child marriage cases are on the rise in Kerala, India

Child marriage cases are on the rise in Kerala, India


According to a National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) desk study done by Terre des Hommes Netherlands, child marriage in the developed state of Kerala, India, is on the rise.

Terre des Hommes cooperates in VPRO investigation into missing children


At least 7,024 refugee children went missing from asylum centres in Europe in 2017. Terre des Hommes joins the search, looking for children who are sexually abused.

TdH hosts National Children’s Solution Summit with local partners in the Philippines

TdH hosts National Children’s Solution Summit with local partners in the Philippines


Terre des Hommes in the Philippines proudly joined forces this week with partners to host the first ever National Children's Solutions Summit on Combating Online Sexual Exploitation of Children (OSEC) in Cebu City, the Philippines.



Photographer Marieke van de Velden visited two shelters for victims of sexual exploitation in Thailand for Down to Zero. You can see her touching photographs as of 20 November at Humanity House in The Hague.

Newspaper Trouw covers human trafficking extensively


The number of child victims of sexual exploitation is estimated at one thousand three hundred a year. However, this may be just the tip of the iceberg. Terre des Hommes and four other organisations have fought this type of abuse in the Coalition against Sexual Child exploitation since 2016.

Child pornography maker sentenced to 5 years in jail in Cambodia


The Dutch Schiphol pastor Nico S. was sentenced in Cambodia to 5 years imprisonment for making child pornography. This happened in April of this year.  Of these 5 years, 3 are conditional. This was reported by our partner organisation in Cambodia which tracked the suspect down in 2017 after he was spotted by an informant.

Young human rights defenders speaking out at the United Nations

Mellicentia and Himanshu. She is from Sierra Leone, he from India. They are both child rights defenders. Mellicentia is 17 years old and has already performed at a variety of events across Sierra Leone to lobby and advocate for girls rights. Himanshu is 15 years old and works within his community towards protecting children against sexual exploitation.

Onderwijs aan Syrische kinderen in Libanon

Large number of Syrian children don't attend school


Only half of the 4 million children in Syria will return to school this month. Also 700,000 Syrian children that fled to surrounding countries will not receive education. This was reported by UNICEF.

Dozens of Dutch tourists report child exploitation

A few dozen Dutch travellers have reported about sexual exploitation of children this year. During last summer alone, 22 reports about child abuse were received by, the contact point managed by Terre des Hommes and Defence for Children.