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Terre des Hommes Giro555 Kenia Droogte

Humanitarian aid for one million children

Kenia

Six months after the Giro555 ‘Help famine victims’ campaign, over 64% of the more than € 35 million has been spent. The remainder will be spent on emergency aid within a year from the campaign. Most of the money went to the 20 million people in need of aid in South Sudan, northeastern Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen. Part of the proceeds is used for aid to neighbouring countries.

India: Geen trouwkaarten meer voor kindhuwelijken

India: No more wedding cards for child marriages

India

10 printers in the Karnataka region of India have decided to stop printing wedding cards for families that want to marry off their child. From now on, they will ask the parents for a birth-certificate or an official document that indicates the child's age.

Terre des Hommes tackelt kindersekstoerist in Nepal seksuele uitbuiting van kinderen

Terre des Hommes tackles child sex tourist in Nepal

Nepal

The Dutch child sex tourist Henk K. (75) was arrested in Nepal for abusing minors. He was caught red-handed with four children in a guesthouse in Kotheswor.

Sweetie 2.0 genomineerd voor prestigieuze rechtshandhaving innovatieprijs

Sweetie 2.0 nominated for prestigious law enforcement award

Netherlands

Sweetie 2.0, the software that allows to track down, identify and deter customers of online webcam sex shows with children, has been nominated for the 2017 Mr. Gonsalves prize. The prize is awarded every two years to individuals or organisations that have made a significant contribution to the renewal of law enforcement within the Netherlands.

Sweetie nu ook op Netflix Terre des Hommes webcamseks met kinderen

Sweetie starring on Netflix NL

General

Sweetie, the virtual girl used by Terre des Hommes to intercept, identify and deter potential perpetrators of webcam child sex, can now be seen in the series Dark Net on Netflix.

Onderzoek: Veel kinderhandel voor huishoudelijk werk in Tanzania Terre des Hommes

Research: Domestic work in Tanzania often induces child trafficking

Tanzania

In Mwanza, Tanzania’s second largest city, Terre des Hommes has examined the background of hundreds of children who work here as domestic slaves. The children they found are not only all victims of child labour, but also of child trafficking. Domestic work, often involuntarily, is one of the main reasons for child trafficking from the countryside to the city.

Terre des Hommes reageert op uitzending Nieuwsuur

Terre des Hommes responds to Dutch TV show 'Nieuwsuur'

General

In response to today’s broadcast of the Dutch TV programme Nieuwsuur, Terre des Hommes confirms that the organisation has supported the evacuation and medical care of 10 children in need during the Civil War and famine in Biafra (Nigeria) at the request of the Dutch Minister of Justice Polak.

Filippijnse familie veroordeeld voor webcamseks met kinderen Terre des Hommes Sweetie seksuele uitbuiting van kinderen

Philippine family convicted for webcam child sex

Philippines

Five members of a family from Illigan in the Philippines, were heavily sentenced for webcam child sex earlier this month. Computer files containing information on foreign customers who paid for live stream sex shows involving children were seized during the arrest of the family.

Terre des Hommes Supports International Conference on Sexual Violence Against Men and Boys

TDH supports International Conference on Sexual Violence Against Men and Boys

General

Terre des Hommes Netherlands is pleased to announce that it will be an Associate Sponsor of the third South-South Institute on Sexual Violence Against Men and Boys which will take place in Christchurch, New Zealand from 6th- 10th November 2017.

Indian court criminalises sex with child brides

India

Last week the Supreme Court in India ruled that a man is committing rape if he engages in sexual intercourse with his wife under the age of 18 years. This is a landmark decision that will affect millions of child brides. Terre des Hommes has contributed to the lobby and is  satisfied with the result, for now.