Campaign Against Child Trafficking (CACT)

afficking of children often goes unnoticed. Many of us do not know enough or do not understand the phenomenon of 'child trafficking'. Some of us who do know often feel that it does not happen to us - it happens to others. The Campaign Against Child Trafficking (CACT) has been launched to combat this heinous violation of children's rights.

                    CACT - Campaign Against Child Trafficking in India is part of the International Campaign against Child Trafficking (ICaCT), supported by the tdh Federation in Geneva and its other European chapters. The International campaign is functional in six regions namely South East Asia, India, South and West Africa, Europe and Latin America.

                      Formally launched in New Delhi on 12 December 2001, the campaign presently extends to 13 States - Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Meghalaya, Orissa, Tamil Nadu, Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.

                      CACT believes that all children have a right to survival, development, protection and participation. Trafficking of children is one of the worst violations of these rights.
                      The Campaign envisions a world where children are not seen as commodities to be bought and sold in the open market, a world where humanity is founded upon freedom, dignity and happiness of children and not upon their exploitation and abuse.

12 December 2001

Relations to other organizations

Organization Relation Type Organization Country Date from Date to
Terre des Hommes International Federation Organizes Campaign Against Child Trafficking (CACT)
Terre des Homme (Germany) Organizes Campaign Against Child Trafficking (CACT) 2001 Jan 01


Title Publication date
Report Kids as Commodities (stating TdH does adoptions) 1 May 2004