For children, their rights and equitable development
The Terre des Hommes International Federation is a network of ten national organisations working for the rights of children and to promote equitable development without racial, religious, political, cultural or gender-based discrimination.
Change is about advocacy. Advocacy is about changing policies, behaviour and way of working. Terre des Hommes’ advocacy comes directly from the life and views of children and their communities whose human rights have been violated. These are the changes that we are pushing for.
Terre des Hommes produces specialised expertise on specific “niche” issues in the context of child rights, development and humanitarian aid. This expertise comes directly from the lessons we draw from our field projects and serves as basis for change. The Media plays an important role in that, and we provide them with regular press releases.
Slavery on fishing vessels, debt bondage, human trafficking and child labour: read the alarming findings of our Child labour Report 2015 on how the Thai shrimp industry is exploiting migrant children.