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Where we work in Asia

Millions of children are exploited in Asia. Terre des Hommes Netherlands fights against exploitation in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Nepal, Philippines and Thailand. We address child labour, child abuse and sexual exploitation (online and offline) including child marriage, child trafficking and sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Our work in Asia

Millions of children across Asia are being exploited. Terre des Hommes fights exploitation in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Nepal, the Philippines and Thailand. 

We work towards systemic change. We nurture collaborative efforts to combat child exploitation. We address issues at the roots and facilitate protection, education, health care, livelihood and child participation.

Alongside lobbying with governments, we advocate for stricter implementation of laws and strengthen existing mechanisms for child protection. 


Our Regional Director

Ms Bushra Zulfiqar is our Regional Director in Asia. She oversees all operations in the region. 

She brings with her almost two decades long work experience in international development and human rights, both at the policy-making and implementation levels in Asia and around the world. Bushra has worked in various senior management and leadership roles with United Nations, World Bank, UK Government Department for International Development as well International NGOs. 

Latest News

June 29th, 2023

Annual report 2022: concrete results for children

Thanks to the support of donors, in collaboration with partners and the commitment of volunteers and staff, Te…

March 2nd, 2023

India Annual Report 2022

In India, Terre des Hommes Netherlands addresses child labour, child sexual exploitation, child marriage and o…

March 1st, 2023

Stories from Asia 2022

Terre des Hommes Netherlands is working towards a world where young people can feel safe today and better abou…

June 7th, 2022

Suku and Her Siblings Continuing their Education

One principle of Terre des Hommes Netherlands is that children should have a childhood where they can learn, p…

May 1st, 2022

Triumphing Over Disability, Breadwinner for the Family

In the outskirts of Dhaka, opportunities for employment are lacking for many parents and youths. For large fam…

June 10th, 2021

Annual report 2020

Without a doubt 2020 is the year of the corona pandemic. And yet there is much to be proud of!

March 1st, 2021

Using Audio Drama to Stop Exploitation

Mass gathering is still prohibited at this time in the Philippines. Everyone is still encouraged to stay in th…

March 1st, 2021

Indonesia’s Silent Stars

The COVID-19 pandemic had changed many people’s lives over the past several months. Those who were already vul…

March 1st, 2021

We TEACH, We Empower, We inspire

Jemuel Suganob is a 27-year-old man from the city of Ormoc, Philippines. He works at TEACH (Teaching, Equippin…

October 26th, 2020

The Colours of COVID

Art has always been a form of expression. Every art form is rooted in culture which brings people from a commu…

July 30th, 2020

Annual Report 2019

Together we make the difference. A fitting title for our annual report 2019. We are proud of the results we re…

November 4th, 2013

Sweetie - Background and psychological impact of webcam child sex tourism in the Philippines

In recent years Terre des Hommes Netherlands observed the steady rise of a new form of child sexual exploitati…

Our programmes


IMAGE: Empowering child brides in India

Every year, 1.5 million girls in India marry before the age of 18. Many child brides rarely go to school. They…


Children Empowerment of the Devadasi System

In lower caste Devadasi communities from North Karnataka, post pubertal girls are dedicated to a life of sex w…


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…


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…


Strengthening the Community-based Protection Systems to Eliminate Worst Forms of Child Labour (WFCL) in Visayas Region

Worst Forms of Child Labour (WFCL) is a serious and prevailing issue in the Philippines that is caused by a ra…


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…


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…


Stop child labour in mica mining belt India

Mica is a raw material that is widely used in our daily products, such as cars, laptops and make-up. It has a…

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