For children, their rights and equitable development

Our Causes

  • Photo: ©Tdh / Francois Struzik Who are children on the move? Those children moving for a variety of reasons, voluntarily or involuntarily, within or between countries, with or without their parents or other primary caregivers, and whose movement might place them at risk (or at an increased risk) of economic or sexual exploitation, abuse, neglect […]

  • What is child exploitation? Child exploitation is a global problem. There are many forms of child exploitation. Child exploitation includes child domestic work, child soldiers, the recruitment and involvement of children in armed conflict, sexual exploitation and pornography, the use of children for criminal activities including the sale and distribution of narcotics and the involvement […]

  • Once the Millennium Development Goals started coming to an end, States, UN agencies, the EU, Civil Society Organisations and development actors actively discussed and framed what would be the common vision and goals of Development after 2015. Our contribution to this focused on putting children at the heart of the implementation of the new global […]

  • Based on field experience conducted by TDH, achieving universal health coverage in low and middle income countries is possible. This requires bold steps by the international community and budgetary increases in national health budgets. Together we are working to achieve SDG 3 on Health, with a particular focus on SGD 3.1 which aims to reduce […]

  • Photo by Will Baxter – Burundi  © Terre des Hommes Lausanne  Justice for children still remains a sensitive or hidden issue from the public sphere. When the issue is addressed in public debates simplistic solutions, such as detention, are still seen as the automatic best solution, usually applied without duly exploring alternatives. Today, we know that the […]

  • Children are always the first victims of conflicts and natural disasters. Terre des Hommes acts as quickly as possible to meet children’s basic needs in emergency situations – providing food, water, medical assistance, psychosocial support and protection against exploitation. Terre des Hommes strives to be there for children living in protracted crises and works with […]

  • Burkina Faso kids. Photo by Von Allmen Souad, Terre des Hommes CH-Geneva Terre des Hommes recognises that child abuse can occur anywhere at anytime, in all societies, in all cultures. We know that historically it occurred in many organisations or institutions working directly with children. Professionals or any adults in regular contact with children can […]

  • Haiti. Photo by Pittet Jean Luc, TDH CH-Geneva States, UN agencies, the EU, Civil Society Organisations and development actors are already actively discussing and framing what will be the common vision and goals of Development after 2015. 2015 is the year when Development actors, States and UN agencies will assess the results of the Millennium […]

  • India. Photo by Joly Marc, TDH CH-Geneva Poverty is about Human Rights violations, in particular economic, social and cultural rights; this has been a growing thinking in Terre des Hommes over the last decades. Approaching development from a human rights perspective means agreeing that human rights constitute both a goal in itself, and a tool […]

  • Haiti. Photo by Aimé Guerty, TDH CH-Geneva Since the late eighties, Terre des Hommes was among the international NGOs that contributed to the establishment and the ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989). Since then Terre des Hommes has considered the implementation of the UNCRC as a both a guiding […]

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