On the 5th of December 2018, 47 year old Austrian man was sentenced to 8 years in prison in Nepal for sexual abuse of underage boys. The man was on remand ever since his arrest in September 2017. The child abuser was arrested after almost a year and a half of research and observation by researchers of our local partner organisation.
Nine Chinese men were arrested last week in Siem Reap, Cambodia for trading large scale pornographic materials of children. The men were arrested during raids on guesthouse rooms and rental houses at three different locations in Siem Reap’s Svay Dangkum and Slakram communes.
Starting today, Watch Nederland is recruiting clients searching for paid sex in the fight against the sexual exploitation of minors. Clients that are confronted with teen prostitutes are being asked to take responsibility by refusing the sex appointment and anonymously report it on www.watchnederland.nl.
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.
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.
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.
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.