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Sexual exploitation

One billion children worldwide have become victims of physical, psychological or sexual abuse in the past year. Children have the right to be protected from violence. We offer a safe space and medical care. To girls at risk for female genital mutilation, we offer shelter and protection. Through political campaigns, we fight against child marriage.

Wereldwijd zijn kinderen kwetsbaar voor seksuele uitbuiting.

Our Programme

More information about our Sexual Exploitation of Children Thematic Programme can be found here.

Sexual Exploitation of Children Thematic Programme
Sexual Exploitation of Children Thematic Programme Brief

Millions of children are abused. We provide protection and medical care.

Where violence is normal and poverty is widespread, children are extra vulnerable. The risk rises when few adults are present to offer protection. Girls are particularly at risk. 

We provide victims of abuse medical and psychological care and education. We help them recover, feel less vulnerable and build a better future. 
Through campaigning, we fight against child marriage. We help families living in poverty earn more money. Join us.  


Sexual exploitation on the Internet

Child sex tourists are drawn to Asia, where the children of many families living in poverty are especially vulnerable. Often a perpetrator starts contact online. Police usually do little. In Africa too, many children are sexually exploited as house slaves, in brothels and online. Worldwide over two million children are being sexually exploited.

Where does sexual exploitation occur?

Sexual exploitation exists everywhere. In East Africa, children are sent to big cities without money. But full of hope for better life. They are vulnerable to being exploited on the street or in a brothel. In Asia, children are exploited as household help. They also end up on the street or online, where tourists and other adults prey on them.

Within these programs we fight against sexual exploitation


GIVE a voice to exploited children with disabilities in Tanzania

In Tanzania, many girls undergo Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The practice is illegal, yet approximately 7.…


Children Empowerment of the Devadasi System

In socio-economically disadvantaged Devadasi communities from North Karnataka, harmful norms force adolescent…


Creating a safer Online Environment for Every Child (CONEC) (Philippines)

The internet opens many doors for children. They do their homework, play games and chat with their friends. Ch…


IMAGE: Empowering early married girls in India

Every year, 1.5 million girls in India marry before the age of 18. Many girls forced into early marriages rare…


SCROL: Safety for Children and their Rights OnLine

Online child sexual exploitation has seen a significant rise over the last number of years. Our new SCROL (Saf…


Capacity building of early married girls in Bangladesh

Being a girl in Bangladesh is a difficult reality as it has one of highest rates of early marriage in the worl…


Addressing child trafficking in Bangladesh

Child trafficking in Bangladesh has been on the rise in recent years, partly as a result of the COVID-19 pande…

We fight against sexual exploitation. Join our fight.

In Africa, we work with partners to improve regulations and protective laws. In Asia and Europe, our programmes track perpetrators and online abuse. Globally, we provide children psychosocial and legal aid, education and protection. We employ detectives, train police dealing with victims and help governments tackle exploitation. Join our fight.

Much more

But we do much more. We fight against child labour, trafficking and abuse. We also offer emergency aid. Read more about what we do

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