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Equality Now – A Safe and Just World for Girls

August 29th, 2017|Comments Off on Equality Now – A Safe and Just World for Girls

In 2017 HDF awarded a grant to Equality Now in support of a Safe and Just World for Girls Project. Equality Now has produced this info-graphic to demonstrate how the work contributes to achievement [...]

ECPAT International: A strong moral compass: how faith-based organizations can tackle online sexual exploitation of children

May 30th, 2017|Comments Off on ECPAT International: A strong moral compass: how faith-based organizations can tackle online sexual exploitation of children

HDF's Grantee ECPAT International in partnership with UNICEF published a  new guide that aims to help religious communities worldwide harness their strengths to prevent, respond to and end online child sexual exploitation. The new Guide [...]

800k Children have been registered in Sierra Leone and Liberia

April 25th, 2017|Comments Off on 800k Children have been registered in Sierra Leone and Liberia

Since 2012 HDF has supported Plan International to deliver Birth Registration to children in Sierra Leone and Liberia. Since then 800,000 children have been registered in both countries. This video shows the work what else [...]

Breakthrough launches a new campaign #MyDadMyAlly

April 25th, 2017|Comments Off on Breakthrough launches a new campaign #MyDadMyAlly

Breakthrough has launched a new campaign - #MyDadMyAlly - that aims to explore a space where a father can be a support system, a confidante, a friend and an ally to his daughter. [...]

Survivors, Activists, Donors and Stakeholders gather in Washington DC

April 24th, 2017|Comments Off on Survivors, Activists, Donors and Stakeholders gather in Washington DC

In late 2016 HDF, in collaboration with Wallace Global Fund, supported the first ever US-based Civil Society Summit to End FGM/C, with a grant for USD 213,849 to Equality Now, held at the US [...]

African Activists meet in County Wicklow, Ireland to discuss End to FGM

December 6th, 2016|Comments Off on African Activists meet in County Wicklow, Ireland to discuss End to FGM

In September 2016, as part of the Guardian News & Media's Global Campaign to End FGM, supported by HDF, eleven activists and anti-FGM campaigners from across Africa gathered in Glencree Peace and Reconciliation Centre [...]

Social Change Initiative Publishes Key Messages Ahead of UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants

August 16th, 2016|Comments Off on Social Change Initiative Publishes Key Messages Ahead of UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants

The Social Change Initiative (SCI) works on improving the effectiveness of activism for progressive social change and influencing how such work is funded by donors. Migration is a priority issue for SCI and with [...]

Safe Hands for Girls Strengthens FGM Ban in the Gambia through School Outreach Campaign

August 8th, 2016|Comments Off on Safe Hands for Girls Strengthens FGM Ban in the Gambia through School Outreach Campaign

It's been one year since FGM was officially banned in the Gambia, however the implementation of the law and sensitizing local communities to the harmful effects of FGM remains a significant challenge.  Safe Hands [...]

‘Luxembourg Guidelines’ on Terminology a Step Forward in the Fight Against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse of Children

July 25th, 2016|Comments Off on ‘Luxembourg Guidelines’ on Terminology a Step Forward in the Fight Against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse of Children

On June 14th, an Interagency Working Group released the ‘ Terminology Guidelines for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse’ in Geneva Switzerland taking an important step in strengthening collaboration to address [...]

Launch of the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children

July 14th, 2016|Comments Off on Launch of the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children

On July 12, 2016, children joined world leaders and the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to launch the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children and Fund to make ending violence a public priority and a [...]

Putting Children in the Centre of the Global SDGs

July 12th, 2016|Comments Off on Putting Children in the Centre of the Global SDGs

WithoutViolence, an initiative of the Elevate Children Funders Group, of which HDF is a member, has launched a campaign that advocates putting children first at the centre of the global sustainable development goals. Click to watch [...]

“We are Girls, Not Brides” – First-ever anthem to end child marriage

July 12th, 2016|Comments Off on “We are Girls, Not Brides” – First-ever anthem to end child marriage

To celebrate Day of the African Child on 16 June, 2016, HDF grantee Girls Not Brides launched an exciting music video.  The song, called “We are Girls, Not Brides”, was written, composed and sung by [...]

Orphanage Volunteering – Why to Say No

July 12th, 2016|Comments Off on Orphanage Volunteering – Why to Say No

Volunteering in orphanages has become a hugely popular way to “give back” when traveling abroad.  However, many children’s organisations are campaigning against this practice due to the unforeseen harmful effects on children and unforeseen consequences [...]

CJCP launches study on child sexual abuse and maltreatment in South Africa

July 12th, 2016|Comments Off on CJCP launches study on child sexual abuse and maltreatment in South Africa

On 1st of June 2016, the Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention (CJCP), an HDF grantee, launched a study on the national prevalence and incidence on child sexual abuse and maltreatment in South Africa.  The [...]

Launch of the Global Study on Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism, 12 May 2016 Stellenbosch- South Africa

June 21st, 2016|Comments Off on Launch of the Global Study on Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism, 12 May 2016 Stellenbosch- South Africa

On 12 May 2016, Child Welfare South Africa (CWSA), member of ECPAT in South Africa and ECPAT International launched the South African component of the Global Study on Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and [...]