Violence against children has a devastating impact threatening their survival and development

Last Year, Plan trained 149,668 people to protect children from sexual abuse and violence.


“He took me home, and beat me, and banned my education"

When Faridah was 12, men (both young and old) would sexually harass young girls on their way to school and Faridah knew if her family found out she would no longer be allowed to go. One day, Faridah’s grandfather saw a boy harassing his granddaughter, but his first reaction was not to protect her.

GLOBAL PROBLEM

Violence is a global problem and consists of physical, sexual, emotional and psychological abuse and neglect

Worldwide each year, it is estimated

  1. 40 million children are abused

  2. 150 million girls and 73 million boys experience sexual violence

  3. 1.8 million children are involved in prostitution and pornography

  4. 1.2 million children are victims of trafficking.

PLAN’S SOLUTION

All children and young people realise their right to protection from abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence.

Plan works to ensure that all children are safe and protected from abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence. We do this through services designed to prevent exploitation of children and to help victims recover. We campaign for and promote adequate strong support within families and communities. We also raise public awareness of and the right of all children to protection and access the skills and knowledge that will help them to protect themselves.

€37,979,000

Invested in Child Protection

53,622

Staff trained

122,719

Learned Skills and Awareness

Lamana's Story

Lamana from Cameroon, was forced to marry when she was just 15 and was frequently beaten during her marriage.Eventually she fled after a particularly brutal attack.

Lamana received help from a local organisation supported by Plan. With their help she learnt about her rights and was able to return to education