Child10 Award – Launch of the Child10 Awarded Members 2022

Launch of the Child10 Awarded Members 2022

-10 organizations across Europe awarded for their work against trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of children

Today, the 2022 Child10 Awarded Members will be launched in a digital, live-streamed ceremony. The ten organizations come from all around Europe and have been selected for their work against human trafficking and other forms of commercial sexual exploitation of children. Their work will be acknowledged by H.M. Queen Silvia in a special appearance during the ceremony. As part of the program, they will collaborate on the widespread problem of commercial sexual exploitation of children via digital platforms, to discuss best practices and find durable solutions.

– The 2022 Child10 Awarded Members are all organizations that are experts in the fight against human trafficking and sexual exploitation in Europe. We believe that from the 133 nominees we have received this year, these 10 organizations will truly form an impactful action force and their differences in geographical locations as well as in focus areas will make the joint work effective and inclusive with far reaching implications, says Jacob Flärdh, Secretary General, Child10.

The digital arenas have created new ways for perpetrators to reach out to and exploit children through commercial sexual exploitation. That is why Child10 has chosen to focus their work for 2022 on exploitation via digital platforms and how organizations, authorities and companies can work together to strengthen the protection of vulnerable children.

– The digitalisation of exploitation causes the crime itself to change character. Today, we see that exploitation often takes place across national borders where the perpetrator, the procurer and the victim may be in different countries. Collaborations between both organizations and authorities within Europe where the focus is on creating the conditions to stop this crime and protecting the children will therefore be incredibly important and the joint work of our Awarded Members will contribute to this work, says Elise Thoen, Director of Policy and Program, Child10.

As part of the program, the ten Awarded Member organizations will work together to identify best practices, raise awareness of the problem and develop and advocate for sustainable and effective solutions at national, regional and international level. They will also receive a financial grant of 100,000 SEK from Child10´s main partner, Her Majesty Queen Silvia´s Foundation, “Care About the Children”.

-To have the opportunity to support Child10 and the Awarded Members in their work against human trafficking and other forms of commercial sexual exploitation of children feels incredibly important to us. From the beginning, Care About the Children has aimed at supporting the most vulnerable children in Sweden and in the world, and together with these organizations that work directly with these children, we get the opportunity to do so, says Thérèse Blixen, Managing Director, H.M. Queen Silvia´s foundation, “Care About the Children”.

The online Award will be broadcasted live on Facebook and on child10.org on the 25th of February 11:45 am – 1:15 pm CET with a special appearance by H.M. Queen Silvia.
There will also be interviews with the Awarded Members key actors and experts from the field.

For more information please contact:

Johanna Wilkens, Communications Manager, Child10
Tel: +4679 102 36 36 Mail: johanna@child10.org  

About Child10

Child10’s vision is a world free from child trafficking and other forms of commercial sexual exploitation of children. We believe that change is achieved by a holistic child rights-based approach. Together with grassroots organizations and other actors in the field we develop and advocate for powerful and durable solutions to ensure that the rights of every child are respected, protected, and fulfilled.

For more information about Child10, visit Child10.org


About H.M. Queen Silvia Foundation – Care About the Children

H.M. Queen Silvia’s Foundation – Care About the Children, works for a world in which every child’s most fundamental needs are fulfilled. Our objectives depart from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and seek to provide every child with access to education and healthcare as well as ensure their safety and happiness. In short, to let children be children! The foundation cooperates with established organizations on well-defined projects and in doing so supports the most vulnerable children in Sweden and around the world.

For more information about Queen Silva’s foundation, visit Drottningsilviasstiftelse.se