Plan India

Strengthening prevention and protection for children at risk of trafficking

2013 - 2019

Founded in 1937, Plan is a leading international organisation working towards achieving universal children’s rights. Plan India focuses on supporting the most disadvantaged children, particularly victims of bonded labour and trafficking, those affected by HIV/AIDS, and the disabled. HDF supported Plan’s initiative to rescue children from trafficking and prevent child labour. The focus of this work was strengthening government laws and institutions and establishing community-based mechanisms to fulfil children’s rights to education, development, and protection from exploitation.


ONE BILLION CHILDREN. That’s how many girls and boys suffer from violence every year

The launch of Together to #ENDviolence, a global campaign and Solutions Summit Series to catalyse the political and financial commitments to end violence against children, gathered 1,900 participants from 130 countries.

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What works to prevent sexual violence against children?

The data is clear: Sexual violence affects girls and boys in every country around the world. For far too long it has been a silent pandemic, with little awareness of the scope, scale, and consequences of the problem or understanding of potential solutions. That silence has allowed violence against children to perpetuate.

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TED talks ending violence against children

The challenge to end violence against children took centre stage at TEDSummit 2019 in Edinburgh. Howard Taylor, Executive Director of End Violence Against Children, explored the truly devastating scale of violence against children and the truly unprecendented opportunity we all…

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