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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.

Destination Unknown concerned by the situation at the US border

Destination Unknown concerned by the US border situation

Destination Unknown, a network of over 100 organisations worldwide, coordinated by Terre des Hommes, is very concerned by the current situation at the US border with Mexico and the traumatic and detrimental effect it is having on children.

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Hotel owners: protecting children is profitable

General

Hotel owners both from local medium enterprises and big multinationals agreed: implementing a  protective environment for children leads to more profit. They made the statements during the Global Summit on Child Protection in Travel and Tourism in Bogotá. Several companies were discussing with CSO’s ways to protect children during a session of the Down to Zero Alliance.

TdH NL supports Cambodia’s 69th annual International Children’s Day

Cambodia

TdH NL supported the 69th annual International Children’s Day, hosted by the Cambodian National Council for Children (CNCC) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on May 31, 2018.

Philippines government adopts Standards in Building Communities that Protect Children From Trafficking

Philippines government adopts Standards in Building Communities that Protect Children From Trafficking

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) in the Philippines has released a nationwide memo circular commanding all provincial governors, mayors, barangay chiefs and local councilors to adopt and comply to the Standards in Building Communities that Protect Children From Trafficking.

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Undercover operations lead to multiple arrests of child sex offenders

Philippines

Undercover operations conducted under the umbrella of the 'Sweetie Project', have led to a series of arrests of child sexual abuse offenders in several European countries. 72-Year old Dutch national Hans v C was apprehended earlier this month and described as a serious child sex offender by law enforcement. The arrest follows earlier arrests last month of British national Matthew B.

TdH NL empowered women’s group in the Cagpile community in Oras plant trees with help from funds from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)

Philippines government increases funding to support programmes that improve the lives of girls and young women

Philippines

Violence against young women and girls continues to be a pervasive problem in the Eastern Samar region of the Philippines, but Terre des Hommes Netherlands (TdH NL) is successfully working to eradicate gender-based violence (GBV) through the Girls Advocacy Alliance (GAA) programme and has been granted a significant increase in funding from the government.