Tackling impunity

We fight impunity in Bangladesh, India, Iraq, Laos, Nepal, the Netherlands and Thailand.

One of the main reasons why sexual exploitation of children continues to exist is impunity.  The perpetrators tend to evade prosecution, often aided by corrupt local officials. Victims often fail to report crimes, sometimes for fear of revenge, or are let down by the legal system if they choose to seek help. As a result, the perpetrators escape punishment, the victims don’t get justice, and society gets the impression that it’s possible to get away with sexual exploitation as an acceptable and profitable business. Together with our local partner organizations, Free a Girl is working hard to tackle impunity. That’s why we set up the School for Justice.