Millions of children have no access to education, work long hours under hazardous conditions and are forced to serve as soldiers in armed conflict. They suffer targeted attacks on their schools and teachers or languish in institutions or detention centers, where they endure inhumane conditions and assaults on their dignity. Young and immature, they are often easily exploited. In many cases, they are abused by the very individuals responsible for their care. We are working to help protect children around the world, so they can grow into adults.


Our people

Left: Illustration of young mother studying while breastfeeding. Right: Illustration of the same mother sitting in class.

Empowering pregnant girls and adolescent mothers to stay in school.

A Human Rights Watch index