The future of De Kindertelefoon recently came under pressure after changes in the Dutch law were made to decentralise funds for youth to each of the 388 municipalities in the Netherlands.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15–29-year-olds globally.
We are proud to announce that as of June 1 2017, the European regionally-harmonised number 116 111 will be operational in Ukraine.
The International Society for Child Indicators (ISCI) have awarded one of our partner institutions, the African Child Policy Forum (ACPF), their 2017 ISCI Impact Award.
To illustrate the daily work of our member child helpline in Afghanistan, Aneeta Williams, Head of Programme Quality and Eshaq Karimi, Programme Manager at War Child UK, have shared the story of 17-year-old Shukriya, who contacted the child helpline after having taken opium in an attempt to end her own life.
We’re delighted to share with you this message from Benyam Dawit Mezmur, Former Chair of the Committee on the Rights of the Child.