Serving as a Learning Partner on Efforts to Eliminate Child Trafficking and Child Sexual Abuse
Globally, one-third of the victims of human trafficking are children, and this proportion increases to 50% in low-income countries. According to India’s National Human Rights Commission, approximately 40,000 children are abducted in India each year. NGOs estimate that between 12,000 and 50,000 women and children are trafficked into the country annually from neighbouring nations as part of the sex trade.
“Prevention and Elimination of Child Trafficking and Child Sexual Abuse, Ensuring Access to Justice and Rehabilitation for Victims,” an innovative program implemented by the Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation (KSCF), aims to promote behavioural change in the social and institutional frameworks of the Indian criminal justice system. As frameworks are enhanced and the criminalization and prosecution of human trafficking broadens, the protection of children becomes less difficult. This program supports legal action in 50 strategic districts in India through 20 grassroots organizations, who share best practices and knowledge with key stakeholders—including the government—to create a national model for combatting both child trafficking and child sexual abuse.
Athena Infonomics has been commissioned by KSCF as a knowledge partner to help develop a compendium of resources for adaptive learning. This work will be underpinned with a collaborative programme design, informing KSCF’s approach, methodology, and operationalization, and will foster a unique partnership platform on child trafficking and child sexual abuse, taking an ecosystems approach.
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