Terre des Hommes Netherlands: Ending Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in Uganda

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Deadline: 16 November 2015

A call for proposals has been issued by Terre des Hommes Netherlands to tackle commercial sexual exploitation of children in Uganda which is an important theme in TdH-NL’s current strategic plan (2011-2015).

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Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) is one of the Worst Forms of Child Labour that is increasingly becoming a serious problem in Uganda. According to ECPAT studies (2011) the incidents and number of victims of CSEC have increased while at the same time the age at which children get involved in CSEC has decreased. Uganda is a source, transit and destination country for children trafficked for sexual purposes. These children are exploited by bar owners and lodges, while others are promised work in hotels, where they end up being sold to men.

The initial planned duration of a project should be 33 months, starting on 1 April 2016.

Focus Issues

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  • the need for reliable and available information on child exploitation from national to district level
  • the need for access and dissemination of information on CSEC
  • education and communication materials especially with information on dangers of child exploitation;
  • low capacity of personnel to handle cases of child exploitation, child abuse, and trafficked persons.


  • Children at risk of commercial sexual exploitation and children who are victims of commercial sexual exploitation claim their rights
  • Families and communities protect children from commercial sexual exploitation
  • Government protects children from commercial sexual exploitation by making and adequately implementing laws and policies
  • Law enforcement agencies convict perpetrators of commercial sexual exploitation of children
  • Civil society organisations protect the rights and best interest of children (specifically children vulnerable to commercial sexual exploitation)
  • Private sector contributes to the wellbeing of children vulnerable to or victims of commercial sexual exploitation

Work Strategies

  • Children vulnerable to sexual exploitation participate in awareness raising sessions
  • Sexually exploited children are withdrawn, rehabilitated and reintegrated with their families and communities; e.g. by receiving education and training services and participating in income generating activities
  • Community-based child protection structures are supported and actively take part in protecting children from sexual exploitation
  • Members of judiciary and police staff are trained on child protection and child-friendly interview techniques
  • The private sector is mobilised, sensitised and organised to respond to the problem of commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in Kampala and Wakiso

Eligibility Criteria

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  • TdH-NL is inviting non-governmental organisations (NGOs or CSOs) with the required framework to submit a full proposal.
  • This call is open to organisations to apply independently as well as in a consortium / in partnership (i.e. more than one applicant). If an application is made as a consortium, the applicant should as the consortium lead clearly state how the project will be managed and should indicate a clear role for each partner.
  • Funding is only granted to national organisations (non INGOs) fully registered in the country of implementation. Any sub granting partners must also be fully registered.
  • The following areas in Uganda are eligible for funding: Kampala and Wakiso.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit their proposals at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit this link.

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  1. Avatar Mwansa Jonathan says

    I really appreciate the work that some donors are doing and also thank some NGOs and faith based Organizations for complementing our governments in Africa and else where in the world. I have interest in looking for partners and donors alike to execute our layed out projects.