Children’s rights are inalienable, and their protection is the priority in all work that we support. HDF is focused on tackling child sexual abuse and harmful practices – two of the gravest threats to these rights.

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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