Lenni Benson, Founder of Safe Passage Project, has been named one of Child 10’s 2018 awardees. We are thrilled to congratulate Lenni on this honor!
Lenni accepted this prestigious award alongside nine other organizations fighting for migrant rights, including RAICES, Al Otro Lado, and Undocublack Network. In a recent interview about the award, Lenni explained, “Demonizing is not the way to develop policy, so good people, academics, politicians, lawyers – we need to sit down and study the issues. And come to calm, reflective ideas.”
About Child 10
Child 10 was founded in 2014 by Sophie Stenbeck and Sara Damber to support children who are vulnerable and exploited, but also to combat the risk of child trafficking. In many ways the world is changing for the better, but at the same time children around us are living in extremely vulnerable situations – vulnerable to being exposed to violence and exploitation. Children are forced to be hidden, or disappear. There are children now in our communities, our cities and our countries, living completely excluded from our social systems and safety nets. The stories of these children are untold, and their voices, ignored and unheard.
Every year, Child 10 gathers and awards ten exceptionally bold individuals from around the world for their everyday struggle for the most vulnerable children in our communities. The aim is to recognize their brave and relentless struggle to protect and prevent child abuse, exploitation and violations, and to share their stories.