Free a Girl fights the sexual exploitation of children.
We strive for a world free of child prostitution. Every child has the right to grow up in a safe environment. All children around the world must be protected against every form of exploitation.
- Action-oriented. We take action to prevent and fight the sexual exploitation of minors. If necessary, we shake up established systems.
- Results-oriented. Free a Girl is a professional organization with objectives that we strive to achieve. This is something we also expect from our partners.
- Effective. We’ve proven ourselves since the organization was founded eleven years ago. There are now places where hardly any minor girls are abused any more, more people in local communities are aware of human trafficking practices, and 4,500 girls have been rescued from brothels in Asia. Thousands of girls can now look forward to the future again.
- Transparent. We are open about how we work and our operational management. Figures, facts and activities are recorded each year in the annual report, which is also published on the website.
- Distinctive. Free a Girl is a small organization with global ambitions. We can respond quickly, compared to other organizations, and we are not afraid to speak out.
- Prevention: raising awareness among communities susceptible to human trafficking, and vulnerable families with at-risk children who may fall victim to human trafficking for sexual exploitation. Gender equality capacity-building for young people, bringing partners together in the fight against child sexual exploitation.
- Rescues:undercover investigations (both online and on-site), evidence-gathering, rescue operations.
- Tackling impunity: legal advice, help with reporting crimes, preparation for court sessions.
- Rehabilitation:childcare, treatment for trauma, life-skills education and vocational training, medical care.
- Reintegration: house visits, raising awareness within communities, fighting stigma and helping victims to find alternative sources of income, monitoring, preventing regression to situations of exploitation.
- Lobbying & advocacy: campaigning to focus the attention of governments and judicial bodies in programme countries on child prostitution, e.g. the School for Justice, and advocating for the implementation of national and international children’s rights legislation.
The multi-annual strategy 2018-2020 of Free a Girl can be found here