5. (I)NGOs

Posted: Tue May, 2019

This page lists the profiles of members from international and national non-governmental organisations (INGOs/NGOs)  who are challenging sexual violence against children (SVAC)

Marianne Cense
Rutgers Netherlands

Marianne Cense (PhD) works as senior researcher at Rutgers, Dutch NGO working on Sexual and reproductive health and rights. She is specialised in qualitative research in the field of sexuality and sexual abuse. She specialised in studies on LGBT youth and minority ethnic youth, and on sexual abuse of children in sport. She wrote her PhD thesis on young people’s negotiation of sexual agency. She also develops campaigns and interactive sexuality education for young people, such as the serious game www.canyoufixit.nl 

Mark Kavenagh
ECPAT International

ECPAT International is a leading global network of civil society organisations exclusively focussed on eliminating all forms of sexual exploitation of children. ECPAT currently comprises 109 member organisations in 96 countries. ECPAT members are involved in a great variety of initiatives from providing support and reintegration services to survivors, to raising public awareness of SEC-related crimes, and advocating with governments to strengthen child protection systems.

ECPAT International has been at the forefront of research and advocacy on sexual exploitation of children since our inception more than 25 years ago. During this time, we have led numerous evidence-based advocacy campaigns to raise awareness and prompt substantial actions in the fight to end the sexual exploitation of children. ECPAT promotes and strengthens collaboration at global, regional and national levels. ECPAT also facilitates collective efforts by its network with the broader child rights community.

Georgie Lund
War Child UK

War Child is an international charity that works with children affected by war in Afghanistan, Iraq, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and Syria.

Glenn Miles
Academic Advisor: https://chabdai.org/butterfly
Senior Researcher, Up! International: https://up-international.org/
Freedom Resource International: https://www.freedomresource.or...

Glenn Miles PhD is an independent consultant and research advisor on child and vulnerable people’s rights based in Wales, UK. He pioneered three International NGOs in Cambodia leaving behind a number of local NGOs and projects which continue. He has co-ordinated a series of research projects into the vulnerabilities of sexually exploited children/young people including boys, young men and transgender in SE Asia and is academic advisor for the Butterfly Longitudinal Project currently in its tenth year. He facilitated the Good Touch Bad Touch flip-chart education tool for prevention of sexual abuse/exploitation of school children and also the follow on flip-chart Youth Against Porn both linked to the Prevention Forum of the human trafficking faith based network Chab Dai. He edited 'Stopping the Traffick: A Christian Response to Sexual Exploitation & Trafficking' (2014) and “Making our way through the Traffick” (2017) both with Regnum Books International www.goodtouchbadtouchflipchart.orgwww.asianyouthagainstporn.orgwww.gmmiles.co.uk  

Dennis Mudede
CONNECT, The Zimbabwe Institute of Systemic Therapy

I am currently working for a Counselling and Training organisation called CONNECT, The Zimbabwe Institute of Systemic Therapy as the Director. My major responsibilities are strategic direction, Fundraising, overseeing development of counselling approaches, new courses and networking with other organisations, coaching and mentoring subordinates. I hold Masters in Pastoral Therapy (UNISA), Bachelor in Social Work (University of Zimbabwe),Diploma in Social Work (University of Zimbabwe) ,Advanced Diploma in Family Therapy (CONNECT – Tavistock institute),Supervision Internship (CONNECT). I am registered as a Clinical Social Worker, and Family Therapist with the Zimbabwe Allied Health Practitioners Council of Zimbabwe. At CONNECT we provide counselling on all social issues and one of the major presenting problems for children is sexual abuse. We provide consultancy on sexual abuse to various welfare organisations, government departments and train university student peer educators and counsellors on counselling issues including sexual violence.

Lauren Rumble
UNICEF global headquarters

Lauren Rumble, MPhil, has been working as a child and women’s rights advocate for the past 15 years. She holds a Masters in International Relations from the University of Cambridge in the UK and a PhD in Public Health from Australia. 

Passionate about using evidence to influence public policy and spending, she has helped countries in Africa and South East Asia to develop national strategies to end violence, child marriage and child poverty as well as design innovative initiatives to advance girls’ rights in early childhood development and adolescent health and education programmes. She was previously the director of programs for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Indonesia and has just taken up a new role as the global Principal Advisor for Gender Equality with UNICEF in New York. Prior to this, she served as a senior associate for the Prevention Collaborative, a start-up exploring innovations in violence prevention research and practice. An experienced feminist leader of people, she is guided by a deep commitment to social justice and enjoys the challenge of creating lasting solutions across teams that empower women and girls to fulfil their potential. 

She is a proud South African and mother of two young boys.

Tricia Young
Terre des hommes UK

I am a passionate and dedicated child rights advocate and practitioner. I am currently the CEO of Terre des hommes UK (Tdh UK). Tdh UK is affiliated with the Terre des hommes Foundation in Lausanne which has 60 years experience of child protection programming across humanitarian and development contexts, which has included tackling sexual violence against children. In my previous role as Director of specialist child participation organisation Child to Child, I oversaw an award-winning, child participatory, radio for communications initiative which engaged children impacted by the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone, which amplified their voices and supported them to raise awareness of the issues affecting them in the wake of that crisis, including the significant increase in sexual violence.