"I've learnt that I can be inspired and I can inspire others. I've loved coming to FREEDOM 2, it has made me happy every time I'm here. Thank you!" (Beneficiary)
“It is so important for every girl to have healthy self-esteem and that they are able to recognise their own worth and significance, so that they can reach their potential. So many factors can prevent this from happening, which leaves girls vulnerable and at risk.”
Melanie (Founder of FREEDOM 2)
What is Child Sexual Exploitation?
“Child sexual exploitation is a form of child sexual abuse. It occurs where an individual or group takes advantage of an imbalance of power to coerce, manipulate or deceive a child or young person under the age of 18 into sexual activity (a) in exchange for something the victim needs or wants, and/or (b) the financial advantage or increased status of the perpetrator or facilitator. The victim may have been sexually exploited even if the sexual activity appears consensual. Child sexual exploitation does not always involve physical contact; it can also occur through the use of technology.” (Working Together 2017)