Helen Veitch is a passionate children’s rights activist with over 25 years’ experience of engaging children and young people with lived experience of exploitation in research and advocacy. Helen began her career with a community of street children in Indonesia, then spent eight years as an advocate for the rights of children affected by sexual exploitation at End Child Prostitution in Asian Tourism (ECPAT) United Kingdom. Helen has worked as a consultant since 2004 focusing on participatory advocacy and research with children and working for international and community-based organisations. After studying for a Masters Degree in Sociology of Childhood and Children’s Rights at University College London (UCL) Institute of Education, in 2009 Helen founded Children Unite a UK charity that promotes participatory approaches to working with exploited children. Since 2015 Helen has increasingly worked with networks of NGOs and philanthropic donors as a technical advisor on children’s participation and safeguarding for youth activism.
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