“Children who are exposed to abuse are deprived of their right to childhood and every lost childhood is an irreplaceable loss for all of us”. (Queen Silvia of Sweden)
As an official partner of the flexible child rights organisation “World Childhood Foundation”, we actively support the organisation in the fight against sexual abuse of children and teenagers.
World Childhood Foundation
The World Childhood Foundation was founded in 1999 by Queen Silvia of Sweden and is a child rights organisation that focuses on the protection of children and teenagers from sexual abuse. The main focus is on prevention through educational measures and help for children affected by sexual abuse.
With a total of four locations (Germany, Sweden, Brazil and the USA), the organisation is committed worldwide to children’s rights and to improving the living conditions of children at risk or being exploited. Children at risk include, for example, those who grow up in community care or in endangered families. Street children are also often exposed to sexual abuse without any protection. This is where the organisation takes action to give children a safe home and support them in building social bonds. The World Childhood Foundation currently supports over 100 projects in 17 different countries.
One example of such a project is the opening of the first Childhood House last year. The project was based on the Scandinavian model of the “Barnahus” and is an interdisciplinary competence centre in which all necessary medical, social and psychological support measures are united under one roof. The house offers affected children a protected framework for statements. This saves the children and teenagers from endless marathons of questioning and investigation, or the need to testify in court in the presence of the perpetrators, which can lead to retraumatisation.
In addition to the fight against sexual violence and child abuse, Childhood is also actively involved in educating society about children’s rights. The aim is to create a worldwide awareness of the suffering of mentally and physically injured children.
Would you like to support the World Childhood Foundation in the fight against sexual abuse and violence against children? Then click here!