Global Fund for Children supports four community-based organizations in Asia and Eurasia that are preventing child trafficking and supporting survivors.

Our local partners in this initiative are preventing the exploitation of children and youth and helping trafficking survivors to rebuild their lives with dignity. They are located in India, Kyrgyzstan, and Thailand.

These organizations are preventing and responding to child trafficking by:

  • Empowering children and youth – particularly girls – to defend their rights through education and leadership programs.
  • Advocating for new legislation and public policies that protect and promote the rights of girls.
  • Working to reduce gender-based violence, child marriage, and bride kidnapping through community outreach and public awareness campaigns.
  • Promoting the rehabilitation and reintegration of trafficking survivors.

GFC is providing these local organizations with flexible funding and capacity development services to support their growth and effectiveness.

This initiative, along with the Increasing Opportunities for Children with Disabilities initiative, is a partnership between the Dorothea Haus Ross Foundation and GFC.


Project Partners:

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Jointly Act Girls promotes and protects the rights of girls and works to reduce gender-based violence, child marriage, and bride kidnapping. This youth-led organization, which was founded by a 16-year-old girl, provides rights education and leadership programs, empowering girls to influence their families, schools, and communities, and promotes new legislation and policies.

Chiang Rai, Thailand

In a country with one of the highest incidences of unplanned teenage pregnancy in the region, Khiang Rim Khong empowers teenagers with sexual and reproductive health knowledge and developmentally appropriate information to ensure they lead safe and healthy lives. The organization engages youth as peer educators who lead group discussions in schools and community centers to break the stigma around sex education.

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

The National Federation of Female Communities of Kyrgyzstan (NFFCK) is a girls-led organization working throughout Kyrgyzstan to empower girls and decrease child marriage and violence against girls through public awareness programs, girls’ leadership and health programs, community outreach, and national advocacy.

Berhampore, India

Working with women and children in West Bengal, which has the highest rates of trafficking and child marriage in India, SPMUS offers a range of programs that focus on rescue, rehabilitation, and reintegration of trafficked women and girls; prevention of domestic violence; prevention of early marriage; and care and support for deserted women.

Header photo: Young people from the girls-led organization the National Federation of Female Communities of Kyrgyzstan (NFFCK).  © NFFCK

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