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Learn about some of the children that Family for Every Child has helped over the years.

Tricked into child slavery: Kweku’s story

A family reunited: Veronica’s story

Children’s Voices: Taller de Vida Photo Gallery

This World Children’s Day, we’re celebrating the voices of children and young people and what rights mean to them. This photo gallery is a collection of photos taken by children, to show what children’s rights mean to them. This gallery was compiled and curated by Family for Every Child member, Taller de Vida.

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Innovation: Children as agents of change in Nepal

Who better to communicate to children than children themselves? This was the thinking behind Voice of Children’s radio programme – in which children both create and present the content. This ‘advocacy on the airwaves’ is proving to be an innovative way to create change that ripples out across Nepali society.

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Moving on after sexual abuse

Boys can be victims, too

Innovation: Virtual classroom improves the sexual violence situation across Guatemala

Supporting children displaying harmful sexual behaviours

Making change in Chile

How can we care for survivors of childhood sexual violence when they don’t disclose it?

Recovery, where justice fails

Exposing the abuse of street children in Nepal

Shreya’s story

Read our latest interview with Renate Breithecker of Zefie (Germany)

Read our latest interview with Miguel Ángel López Guerra from CONACMI in Guatemala and catch up on others you missed, below.

CONACMI works in Guatemala, with a focus on the prevention of violence against children and young people; particularly sexual abuse.

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The Faces of Family: Meet Hayat Sende’s Sultana Erbas

Hayat Sende strives to reduce the exclusion of children from mainstream society, which is the most common problem for children who leave institutional care in Turkey. Founded by young professionals who were brought up in care themselves, Hayat Sende identifies and promotes new innovative solutions for children under the legal care of the government. Meet their Networks and Platforms Unit Coordinator Sultana Erbas.

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The Faces of Family: Meet LSC’s Ron Gutierrez

Legal Services for Children (LSC) are a US based non-profit advocating for the rights of children, including migrants. They provide free representation to children and youth who require legal assistance on matters including immigration, guardianship and education, in order to stabilise their lives and realise their full potential. Meet their Clinical Director, Ron Gutierrez.

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Staving of Child Traffickers by Supporting Families: Rahmat’s Story

Rahmat* had a bad start in life. After loosing both his parents, care fell to extended family members who were struggling to provide for him. Vulnerable to child traffickers looking to exploit this desperate situation, a man approached Rahmat’s Aunt offering to buy him. Find out what happened next.

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Intervention in Times of Instability: Preventing Family Separation

When JUCONI first met Elizabeth and her family, they were working on the street and struggling to make ends meet. Read how they were able to help, and why family strengthening is so important.

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Overcoming all odds: Amir & Alina’s story

Imagine suddenly becoming the main carer for your nephew and niece, both under two. Now, imagine taking on that task when you’re barely a teenager yourself. This is the situation Alina* found herself in. Read her story.

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Our Position: Trump’s Zero Tolerance Policy

Family for Every Child opposes the recent inhumane treatment of children and families by the United States Government at the US-Mexico border. We consider the forced separation of these children from their families to be both unethical and in conflict with international human rights instruments including the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children. We share the sentiments of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in describing this separation of children from their families as ‘unconscionable’ and an ‘abuse on children’.

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Kiran’s Story

Life in Nepal can be tough. Kiran’s father died when he was just four years old, and his family had to leave their small village to seek work in Kathmandu.

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Baby Olivier finds a family

When Patrick and his wife Sonia got the call from our member in Rwanda, they knew that they had to get to the hospital fast. A baby had been found near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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