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Southeast Asia

Despite rapid economic growth in Southeast Asia, the situation for many people living in poverty has hardly improved. In the Philippines, around 25 percent of the population lives below the poverty line. Added to this are problems such as exploitative child labour, child trafficking and prostitution.

In Indonesia, cases of sexual violence against girls and women have increased significantly, especially in poor rural areas. Together with our partner organisations, we work for the rights of children and combat sexual violence against women.

Talikala offers advice and training on child rights for young victims of child trafficking. (Photo: AWO International)Talikala offers advice and training on child rights for young victims of child trafficking. (Photo: AWO International)
Southeast Asia • Philippines

Protection of young women against sexual exploitation and human trafficking

According to the Government of the United States of America the Philippines are a country with especially gross failures in the field of human trafficking, because out of hundreds of thousands proved cases of human trafficking only a very few were sanctioned in prosecutions.

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