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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Six policies to end violence against children

END-VIOLENCE.ORG | If adopted and implemented, these game-changing proposals will strengthen the policy and legislative environment, bolster institutional frameworks and systems, and provide the funding and other resources needed to translate what we know works into sustainable change.

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Johns Hopkins experts to develop programmes that prevent child sexual abuse perpetration

The five-year program, led by the Moore Center, will identify, validate, and disseminate perpetration prevention programmes worldwide. The award is thought to be the single largest investment in child sexual abuse prevention.

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At the heart of the challenge to better understand the scale and hidden prevalence of child sexual abuse is the lack of robust data

CSACENTRE.ORG.UK | The UK Home Office recently published the Tackling CSA Strategy, the country’s first ever cross-government approach to tackling child sexual abuse. This renewed focus on all forms of child sexual abuse is an important step forward.

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