Protecting children in Asia

Our child protection work in Asia is keeping children safe from exploitation

Our child protection work in Asia is keeping children safe from exploitation

Child marriage, child labour, and trafficking are some of the biggest issues facing girls in Asia. One in nine girls will marry before they turn 15, and millions of children are being trafficked into sex exploitation and forced to work each year.

These issues have devastating consequences for girls. It affects their health, interrupts their education, and prevents them from reaching their potential. It robs them of their dignity, their rights, their future and, too often, their lives.

Exploitation of girls is complex and can be caused by a range of issues such as harmful traditions, poverty, and weak protection services and laws.

We do everything we can to keep children safe. We advocate for an end to violence and exploitation of children; hold those responsible to account; and work with survivors to amplify their stories and voices to raise awareness.

Support our work keeping children safe in Asia