Children can’t wait.

HDF works to protect and promote children’s rights.

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Human Dignity Foundation was established in 2004 to enable children to live with dignity. Protecting and promoting children’s rights is the first step in enabling them to live safe, fulfilling and dignified lives. We partner with like-minded organisations to tackle some of the gravest threats to their rights – specifically, the under-resourced issues of online child sexual exploitation and abuse and female genital mutilation/cutting.

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Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

Child sexual abuse is pervasive and common to all societies. 18% of girls and 8% of boys experience sexual violence in childhood . Technology-assisted abuse now threatens to overwhelm efforts to protect children.

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Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

Practices harmful to children are a fundamental contravention of their rights and solutions need to be informed by local knowledge, locally-led and founded in children’s rights above all else.

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COVID-19 restrictions increase the risk of child sexual exploitation and abuse

INTERPOL’s report highlights the trends and threats in the current context compared to pre-pandemic measures, what impact these are having in the short-term, and what changes are likely to happen as COVID-19 restrictions are changed.

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EU strategy for a more effective fight against child sexual abuse

To complement and improve existing EU activities in protecting children from sexual abuse, and to address new challenges such as unforeseen risks of end-to-end encryption, the Commission is putting forward a new strategy to fight child sexual abuse both offline and online.

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