Child10 gathers, develops and advocate for powerful solutions to end child trafficking.
Child10s vision is a world free from child trafficking. We believe that change is achieved by a holistic child rights based approach. Together with grassroots organizations and other leading experts we develop and advocate for powerful and durable solutions to protect children from trafficking and exploitation.
Our mission is to create a world free of child trafficking through a holistic approach focusing on prevention, victim support, legal action against perpetrators and minimizing demand, involving all actors in society and strengthening national and international coordination and collaboration in this field with a child rights based approach.
Our guiding principles for our work, collaborative impact and selection of awarded members are:
Child rights based approach where integrating children’s human rights norms and principles in the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of all policies and programs.
Focus on children at particular risk of trafficking and exploitation in line with Agenda 2030 and “Leave no one behind”.
Decriminalisation of trafficked and exploited persons.
Efficient, comprehensive and competent law enforcement response to adress, identify and punish perpetrators (traffickers, buyers, pimps etc).
State responsibility for prevention, protection and victim support and to eradicate the demand of children for trafficking and exploitation.
”It’s our responsibility to end child trafficking. Make the unheard voices heard”
Building networks and empowering grassroots organizations working in this field
Child10 researches, selects and supports grassroots organizations dedicated to protecting children from trafficking and exploitation to scale their impact and sustainability. We build networks of organizations who complement each other to foster stronger national and international coordination and collaboration in this field, identifying synergies across nations and borders and facilitating joint advocacy to create durable solutions.
Child10 seeks to increase knowledge about child trafficking in all public sectors in society, including on how to prevent and protect children, how to take action against those who abuse children as well as how to identify and support victims.
Child10 lobbies decision-makers to improve legislation, policy and practice to prevent and protect children from trafficking and exploitation and to implement tougher actions against those who abuse children. We seek to ensure a child rights based approach in policy development and legislation, working with grassroots organizations and supporting them to have their voices heard in decision making processes related to child trafficking and child protection.