HAQ Centre for Child Rights

Improving access to justice for survivors of child sexual abuse

India
2015 - 2020

HAQ Centre for Child Rights was established in Delhi in 1999 with the vision to realise every right for every child. They strive to uphold and mainstream the rights of children through advocacy-based research, direct legal support and counselling and long-term rehabilitation. HAQ is renowned for its extensive research and policy work that has led to legal and institutional changes within the Indian justice system. HDF’s grant to HAQ focused on improving access to criminal and restorative justice for child sexual abuse survivors in Delhi.


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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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The Technology Coalition’s Project Protect

THE TECHNOLOGY COALITION | The world has changed since we first came together in 2006. Technology is more advanced, and there has been an explosion of new internet services, including mobile and online video streaming. The number of people online – more than 4.5 billion in 2020 – has added to the challenge of keeping the internet a safe place.

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