Stories: Children, Communities, Futures

How a young man’s search for a better life led to a decade of exploitation

How a young man’s search for a better life led to a decade of exploitation

By the time Norng Samen’s son returned to Cambodia after a harrowing 10-year journey abroad he was so unrecognisable that she had to check his scars to make sure it was really him.

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Pikinini Defenders Alliance calls for 300 new child protection officers in PNG

Pikinini Defenders Alliance calls for 300 new child protection officers in PNG

ChildFund has joined other child-focused aid agencies to form an alliance aimed at increasing the protection available to vulnerable children in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The Pikinini Defenders…

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Helpline from the frontline: a counsellor's perspective

Helpline from the frontline: a counsellor's perspective

Regina* is 17 years old. She called the helpline to seek help in escaping ongoing sexual abuse. Both Regina’s parents are deceased. She lives with her married older sister, who struggles to…

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Why poverty is the main driver of child labour

Why poverty is the main driver of child labour

Arun was 13 years old when he lost his left arm while working at a brick factory. His daughter Mony is now the same age and works at the same factory. Around the world 152 million children like…

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