Sexual abuse of children occurs in every country across the world, yet it remains a largely hidden problem. It has profound and devastating long-term impacts on children’s physical and mental health and social wellbeing.
At Family for Every Child, most of our Members address child sexual abuse in their work, and its links to children’s care. In this first How We Care series we have worked with three of our Members to present the work they are doing to help combat child sexual abuse in their regions.
Please click through to read, watch and listen to learn more about this work and the organisations themselves.
Butterflies is a non-governmental organisation in New Delhi, India,
working to protect and empower street and working children since
Since 2006, Butterflies staff have used the awareness-raising children's storybook ‘You Love Me, You Love Me Not’ in their work on prevention of child sexual abuse. Learn more about this tool and how it is used in Butterflies' context.
The Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Sexual Abuse
(CPTCSA) is a non-governmental organisation working in the
Philippines since 1994. CPTCSA implements prevention and treatment programmes for sexually abused children in the Philippines.
Their 'Personal Safety Lessons' programme, which began in 1995, is aimed at children from the age of 4 up to 18 years old. It consists of lessons for children on a variety of topics, and training for adults in support roles.
The NGO Paicabí has been working across Chile since 1996 to
address the most serious rights violations that affect children, and
sexual abuse is at the forefront of these violations.
Paicabi’s 'Guide to the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse' is aimed at those working with children and young people between the ages of 6 and 11.