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Jubilee Action is an international Christian charity working to rescue and protect children of all faiths, races and cultures, facing the most serious injustices. In particular it works to safeguard children who are:
- held in prison
- subject to human trafficking
- victims of child prostitution
- recruited as child soldiers
- living as street children.
Its aim is to end the cycle of abuse by helping children in three ways:
- rescuing them from immediate risk
- offering rehabilitation and support
- providing the skills, tools and education they need to realise a new vision for their lives.
Jubilee Action does this by advising and funding partners working on the ground. Their projects reach children who would otherwise be forgotten or ignored. They prioritise societies where mistreatment has become common place – through war, corruption or political motivation. And they seek to address need that is overlooked by the international community and the media. It chooses partners who are dedicated to changing children’s lives in their own communities, and it provides the seed funding that will help them become independent for the long term. In addition, its grassroots experience provides it with the facts, first-hand evidence and expertise to campaign for change on behalf of the children it works with.
In 2005, they were featured on ITV News when they released their report "kids behind bars: WHY WE MUST ACT". A reporter accompanied members of the charity to the Philippines to document the children being held illegally in prisons in horrendous conditions. As a result of Jubilee Action's work, mounting international pressure and widespread public condemnation, the Juvenile Justice Bill was passed in April 2006 making it illegal for children under the age of 15 to be imprisoned in the Philippines.
In 2014 the charity changed its name to Chance for Childhood.
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