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.

NGO-consortium opent met project 'Back to the Future' 19 brede scholen in Libanon vluchtkinderen Syrië noodhulp Terre des Hommes

NGO consortium ‘Back to the Future’ opens 19 educational and community centers across Lebanon


Financed by the ‘Madad’ EU Trust Fund the project enables 18,682 refugee and vulnerable children to go to school in Lebanon and Jordan.

Ban op seksuele voorlichting opgeheven voor TDH partners in Oeganda

Ban on sex education by TDH partners in Uganda lifted


From now on Terre des Hommes’ partners in Uganda may talk about sexual exploitation in the classroom. To do so, the Ministry of Education provides an exemption from the ban on sex education. Information sessions at schools are important to reach many potential victims of sexual exploitation.

Nederland moet webcrawlers inzetten tegen online seksueel misbruik van kinderen

The Netherlands should deploy web crawlers in the fight against online child sex abuse


The Canadian Centre for Child Protection (CCCP) and Dutch National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings and Sexual Violence against Children, Corinne Dettmeijer, recommend for the Dutch police to use web crawlers. Their recommendation is based on research investigating the experiences of victims of child pornography.