Unfortunately, children and women all over the world lack strong support systems and financial security. This makes them vulnerable to all forms of exploitation, including sexual exploitation.
Children in these difficult situations often quit school or do not attend at all. Desperation forces them to beg in the streets or sort through trash for something to eat. Young boys and girls might be coerced into becoming house servants or picking vegetables under the hot sun. Without intervention, there is little hope of escape from these desperate circumstances.
But there is hope. We know how to prevent this kind of exploitation. We also know how to provide vulnerable women and children with safety, counselling, education, and skills training. Together, we can promise a future filled with hope, dignity, and freedom. This is the work of DFN.