Terre des Hommes reageert op uitzending Nieuwsuur

Terre des Hommes responds to Dutch TV show 'Nieuwsuur'


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


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


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


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.

Bangladesh Terre des Hommes adoptie

Terre des Hommes responds to adoption story in Trouw


In response to the article today in the Dutch national newspaper Trouw about the possible involvement of Terre des Hommes in illegal adoptions from Bangladesh in the seventies, Terre des Hommes wants to emphasise its appreciation for ex Terre des Hommes employees making their voices heard. Terre des Hommes is looking into the matter and is in contact with the adoptees.

Honger en uitbuiting dreigt voor 250.000 Rohingya kinderen in Bangladesh Terre des Hommes noodhulp

Over 250,000 Rohingya children exposed to famine and exploitation


An enormous humanitarian disaster is unfolding in the border area between Bangladesh and Myanmar. Half a million Rohingyas have made a hasty escape to Bangladesh, as a result of extreme violence. Here they survive under inhumane conditions in makeshift refugee camps while facing starvation. By now, over 250,000 of the refugees are children.

Loverboys Terre des Hommes WATCH Nederland

WATCH Netherlands initiates regional action against loverboys


Today, WATCH Netherlands has launched a campaign in Zeeland to raise awareness for commercial sexual exploitation of underage girls. Together with the police, the Safe House and several aid agencies, the situation around this problem in Zeeland will be described. Regional media is used to deliver the message.

Filippijnse politie geeft bestanden van online kindermisbruikers vrij Terre des Hommes seksueel misbruik Sweetie

Computer records of child sex abusers released by Philippine police


A year and a half after an undercover operation and police action which brought down a notorious cybersex den the Philippine courts have released computer records seized in the raid to the police. The tracking down of individuals whose details are contained in the files can now begin as the Philippine police share the information with their international colleagues.

Overstromingen Bangladesh dwingen ouders tot uithuwelijken van dochters Terre des Hommes kindbruiden

Floods in Bangladesh push parents to marry off their daughters


In Bangladesh 52 percent of all girls marry before they turn eighteen. At this moment even more girls are at risk of being married off, because of the floods. Whole villages are swept away and families have lost everything. Parents see no other solution than to arrange a marriage for their daughters in order to have a mouth less to feed.

Seksuele uitbuiting down to zero Azië

Working together in fighting sexual exploitation of children pays off


Stronger together. This is once again demonstrated by Down to Zero’s first annual report. This alliance between five NGOs (Terre des Hommes, Plan International Nederland, Defence for Children – ECPAT, Free a Girl and ICCO Cooperation) joins forces to put an end to commercial sexual exploitation of children in eleven countries in Asia and Latin America by 2020.