Children Change Colombia

Defending the rights of children at risk in Colombia

How can you help?

With a donation of £7,500 (US $9,600) INTO Giving’s first ever education project in South America combats the sexual exploitation of children. 

Our support will help 650 children 6-18-years old acquire the assertiveness and communication skills to protect themselves from commercial sexual exploitation on the streets and online.

The skills, confidence and resilience the children develop will first and foremost help protect them, and will also help them perform better in school and reduce the risk of dropping out. It will also help them help their friends, their sisters and brothers.

 INTO Giving’s support is also providing:

  • Support for 100 children who have been subjected to sexual exploitation, or are at high risk of being sexually exploited
  • Training for 59 teachers and 20 youth leaders to detect and report cases of sexual exploitation
  • Support for 30 young women (16-28-years-old) exploited into sex work to re-engage with school or vocational training 

59% of all beneficiaries will be schoolgirls, young women, female teachers or mothers.

WHY IT'S IMPORTANT

Commercial sexual exploitation of children is a frightening and prolific problem in Colombia. An estimated 35,000 children are believed to be sexually exploited, with many more cases yet going unreported.

In the Santa Fe and Martires districts of Bogata, where INTO Giving is partnering with Children Change Colombia, schools are a target for recruiting children into the sex trade. Adults regularly wait outside schools to recruit children. These adults also force children they are exploiting to identify and bring them other children.

THE GOOD NEWS

With your help, more than 700 children are going to better equipped to stand up to, or recover from sexual exploitation.

By supporting the INTO Giving-Children Change Colombia partnership, you're sticking up for some of the most vulnerable children, you're improving and, for that matter, saving lives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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