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All children should grow up free from violence and exploitation. Yet there are one billion children around the world who are victims of violence.
For the one billion children who experience violence and exploitation, our child protection work is critical. As members of the ChildFund Alliance we work to ensure that global goals to end violence are translated into concrete, concerted and definitive actions in the communities where we work.
Advocates for protection
Leading up to the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), ChildFund played a major role by advocating for the inclusion of a new target focused on ensuring children are free from all forms of violence and exploitation.
Target 16.2 was successfully included in the SDGs, and governments around the world are working together to help make it happen.
Helping children become aware of their rights.
ChildFund's work is centered on the UN's Convention on the Rights of the Child. Your donations help us share these essential rights with children, so they can hold their caregivers accountable to them.
Giving adults alternative parenting techniques.
In many of the communities where ChildFund works, violent discipline is common. Your donations help us to provide local parents with positive parenting techniques so children can grow up safe at home.
Counselling and referrals for victims of violence.
When domestic violence is high, vulnerable people and victims of abuse don't have many places to turn to. Your donations are helping us provide free telephone counselling for thousands of victims of abuse.
Safe spaces for children during emergencies.
When disaster strikes, vulnerable children are the most at risk. Your donations help us create child-friendly spaces during emergencies, offering psychosocial support and a renewed sense of normalcy.
Giving girls and boys the chance to participate.
Children don't often have many opportunities to take part in activities that better their futures. Your donations help ChildFund to offer unique programmes that get girls and boys involved and participating.
Educating children and youth about online safety.
Regardless of where a young person lives, keeping safe online is an extremely important thing to learn. Your donations help us protect children and youth by sharing valuable tips and lessons on keeping safe online.
News and Stories
Keep up to date on how we are ending violence against children in our dedicated programme areas, as well as our work with the ChildFund Alliance.