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.

Ending exploitation of girls in Asia

Ending exploitation of girls in Asia
In partnership with The New Zealand Herald, we are on a mission to end the exploitation of vulnerable girls in Asia by highlighting and sharing their stories. 

Kerre McIvor, one of New Zealand’s most loved broadcasters travelled with us to India and Myanmar to see first hand the devastating impact that exploitation has on young girls’ lives.  From the 29th of September, she is sharing these moving stories with The New Zealand Herald highlighting the awful realities these girls face every day.

We believe it takes a world to end violence against children. It takes families, communities, governments, and organisations working together to ensure that all girls have the opportunity to live a life free from violence and exploitation.
Together, we can work to protect even more girls.  

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 
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