The End Violence Against Children East Asia programme is operating in Cambodia, China, Laos-PDR, Mongolia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. The goal of this programme is vulnerable children and youth (girls and boys of 12-24 years) are cared for and protected from child trafficking, abuse, neglect, exploitation, and all other forms of violence, within supportive families and communities. To achieve this goal, WV will leverage and build upon existing strategies and policies in partnership with government, civil society and the private sector.
Across East Asia, children faced with disrupted social support networks, low socioeconomic status, stigma and discrimination, and lack of economic opportunity are exposed to uncertain atmospheres which in turn make them prime targets for violence and trafficking. Though the contexts under which these children live differ vastly across the region, fundamental gaps in child protection at the community level where children live contribute to environments which do not serve to protect children adequately from threat to their well-being, including the threat of violence in all its forms, especially child trafficking.