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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

Syria

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 meldkindersekstoerisme.nl, the contact point managed by Terre des Hommes and Defence for Children.

Resultaat 2017: meer dan 6 miljoen kinderen in 67 landen wereldwijd geholpen

Result 2017: over six million children helped in 67 countries worldwide

In 2017, we helped over six million children in 67 countries worldwide. Read the annual report 2017 of the Terre Des Hommes International Federation.

Two French men arrested on the suspicion of sexually abuse in Nepal

Two French men arrested on the suspicion of sexual abuse in Nepal

Nepal

The Nepalese police have arrested two French men (38 and 42 ) in Kathmandu, on the suspicion of having sexually abused several boys aged 10 to 14 years old.

Collaboration in combat sexual exploitation of children in Indonesia

Collaboration to combat sexual exploitation of children in Indonesia

Indonesia

In Indonesia, a country with more than 17,000 islands and over 300 ethnic groups, the collaboration at national and local level is crucial to combat the sexual exploitation of children.

Research on industrial use of materials not complete

Research on industrial use of materials not complete

India

Last week a research report initiated by the electronics and car industries was published, in which the industrial importance of 37 materials was researched, along with the impact on environmental and social issues. Terre des Hommes welcomes this research, but concludes that it insufficiently makes use of existing sources and data of the industries themselves.

 Nieuwe Don't Look Away campagne van start tegen kindersekstoerisme

New 'Don't Look Away' campaign against child sex tourism kicks off

After 100 serious reports on www.meldkindersekstoerisme.nl through the annual campaigns of Don't Look Away, a new campaign kicks off on Monday 16 July. During the 2018 summer holidays we also rely upon the alertness of travellers, tour operators and other witnesses worrying about adults possibly abusing children abroad.

Mercedes-Benz puts mica mineral high on child labour risk list

Mercedes-Benz puts mica mineral high on child labour risk list

India

Mercedes-Benz gives mica mineral top priority on the list of 50 raw materials associated with risks relating to human rights violations, including child labour. An audit team of the car producer has investigated the situation in three Indian mines and has mapped out the supply chain from mine to end product.

Ook seksdate met virtueel minderjarige nu strafbaar

Sex date with virtual minor now also punishable

Terre des Hommes is glad the bill 'Computer criminality III' was passed by the Dutch Upper Chamber this afternoon. Whoever sets up a sex date online with a minor – and is aware it concerns a minor – is punishable by law from now on. Also in case an adult is hidden behind the profile or advert on the Internet.