Working Together with Zain!

There’s always a lot of things happening on and around World Children’s Day (20 November), and this year has been no exception! Yesterday we strengthened our partnership with Zain, a major telecommunications services company in the Middle East. Zain is a pioneer of mobile telecommunications in the Middle East. Beginning in 1983 in Kuwait, it […]

A Vision for Victims’ Rights

On 16 November, I attended Victim Support Europe’s presentation of their Vision for a Revised Victims’ Rights Directive at the EU Commission in Brussels. This event included a Keynote Speech by the EU Commissioner for Justice at the European Commission, as well as two panel discussions led by Saskia Bricmont, (MEP at the European Parliament) […]

Ukraine Crisis Response

Hearing the voices of Ukrainian Children and Young People: Child Helplines Responding to the Ukraine Crisis Context The escalation of hostilities in Ukraine has worsened the humanitarian crisis and resulted in numerous violations of human rights. Millions of children are displaced within Ukraine and millions are displaced in neighbouring countries. Displaced children are at great […]

Today we celebrate 15 years of 116 111!

In celebration of 15 years of 116 111, we must ensure that child helplines are protected through proper resourcing and their recognition as essential services for children.

World Mental Health Day 2022

We’re marking World Mental Health Day by publishing a new factsheet on children and young people’s mental health.

Giving children and young people a voice…

Every year, we survey our child helpline members all around the world about the contacts they’ve been receiving from children and young people. Our child helpline members are supporting millions of children, responding to contacts ranging from children who have concerns about their mental health to children who are experiencing violence, neglect or bullying; questions […]

Release of European Online Course on Children who Run Away in four new languages

We are excited to have partnered with Missing Children Europe and two of our members in Greece and Portugal to create a short online course: Understanding and Responding to children who run away from home and institutions.   This course is now available in English, French, German, Polish and Spanish (Dutch, Greek and Portuguese versions […]