Engaging the community is critical to protecting children and reducing vulnerabilities to trafficking.

Terre des Hommes

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    In partnership with Kesho Kenya, Terre des Hommes Netherlands (TdH-NL) is implementing a project, in the coastal region, envisioning a reduction in the prevalence of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation among children in Kilifi and Kwale Counties. This is done through strengthening prevention structures in communities and schools while improving access to inclusive quality education and sustainable household livelihoods for child survivors and those at risk of sex trafficking/exploitation.

    Terre des Hommes Netherlands (TdH-NL), in partnership with Dwelling Places, is promoting a tested “shield approach,” designed to protect children in Karamoja, Uganda by reducing key vulnerabilities to child trafficking. This is being realized through the strengthening of monitoring, referral, response, and reporting mechanisms; the promotion of positive behavior change; and, the provision of rehabilitation and reintegration support to survivors.

    Supporting Children during COVID

    Recent GFEMS-commissioned studies revealed increasing pressure on vulnerable children in Kenya and Uganda to engage in the commercial sex industry, primarily driven by economic necessity and school closures. Children are also experiencing reduced access to support services. These studies are supporting our implementing partners to adapt their programming to meet new challenges.

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    About Terre des Hommes

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    Terre des hommes (Tdh) is the leading Swiss organisation for children’s aid. Through its health, protection and emergency relief programmes, Tdh provide assistance to over four million children and their families in around 40 countries each year.

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