Children can’t wait.

HDF works to end child sexual abuse and harmful practices.

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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 abuses of their rights.

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Child Sexual Abuse

Child sexual abuse is pervasive and common to all societies. 18% of girls and 8% of boys experience sexual violence in childhood . Of course, the statistics only tell part of the story.

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Harmful Practices

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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What does ‘safer’ look like?

Already today children represent one third of all Internet users. While benefiting tremendously from connectivity for their education and entertainment, they are also exposed to major risks and threats online, including different forms of violence and exploitation, bullying, radicalization, and more.

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Tech companies report 100% increase in online child abuse photos and videos in 12 months

NYTIMES.COM | The Internet Is Overrun With Images of Child Sexual Abuse. What Went Wrong? Online predators create and share the illegal material, which is increasingly cloaked by technology. Tech companies, the government and the authorities are no match.

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Partners

We work with a diverse group of organisations protecting and promoting children's rights.

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