Combating Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

Project TitleCombating Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CCSEC) in Bangladesh
Overall GoalThe project aims to contribute to the elimination of commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) in Bangladesh
Project Results/ ObjectiveThe specific objective of the project is to protect and promote the rights of survivors & at risk children of CSEC through facilitating implementation of ILO Convention 182 (ILO-C182) and UNCRC Optional Protocol 2 (UNCRC-OP-2) in Bangladesh.
The objective is intertwined with 2 results:
Result #1: 1000 survivors and at risk children of CSEC have been protected from commercial sexual                  exploitation or similar practices and to guarantee their rights by applying holistic and integral care; and
Result #2: Survivors & at risk children of CSEC influence policy & implementation of ILO-C182 and UNCRC-OP-2 in Bangladesh through engaging civil society & media.
DurationJanuary 2016-June 2019
Funded ByEuropean Union
Supported ByTdH Netherlands
Geographical CoverageWard # 8.9.10 Mirpur-1, under Dhaka North City Corporation, Dhaka and
Tangail Sardar, Tangail
BudgetBDT 3,14,08,097
Target Beneficiaries • Direct: 1000
• Indirect: 240000
Target Groups • 870 Street children in Dhaka
• 130 Sex workers’ children in Kandarpara Brothel, Tangail
Strategic Partners • Society for Social Services (SSS), Tangail
• Breaking The Silence (BTS), Dhaka
Main Components/ Interventions of the Project • DiC and Night Shelter for children (for basic needs fulfillment)
• Organization building (Child Led Organization-CLO) and Community Support Group (CSG)
• DiC Management Committee comprising children
• Non-formal/Multi-grade teaching and referral to formal education
• TVET training
• Life skills and livelihoods training
• Social campaign and dialogue with duty bearers
• Strategic Plan Development with CSOs
• Service provider meeting and workshop with CSO/media and activists network
• Evidence Based difference Research for policy advocacy of ILO-182 and OP-2
• Journalist visit to project site and publish feature article on CCSEC
• TV show
• Facebook page and updated project websites
• Legal Aid
• Family reintegration for socialization
Project in briefTerre des Hommes-Netherlands (TdH NL), in collaboration with 3 implementing partners – SEEP runs 2 Drop in Centers (DiCs) including night shelter for girls in Dhaka, SSS maintains 1 shelter home in Tangail and BTS provides psychosocial counselling supports to the victims and at risk children -   has been implementing the Combating Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CCSEC) project. Embarked on 1 January 2016, CCSEC is a 42 months project supported by the Delegation of the European Union in Dhaka.
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