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A new Europe-wide programme by UEFA and Terre des hommes to ensure that football is a safe and positive experience for all children

Every child in the world has the right to a childhood. It’s that simple

Terre des hommes (Tdh) is the leading Swiss organisation for children’s aid. Each year, we provide assistance to over four million children and their families in more than 40 countries through our health, protection and emergency relief programmes.

In Europe, we work towards the full realisation of all children’s rights. Particularly, we improve the protection of children who are victims or at risk of abuse, those affected by migration, or in contact with the law.

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The Safeguarding Resource and Support Hub (RSH) is a new global programme that aims to support organisations in the aid sector to strengthen their safeguarding policy and practice against Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Sexual Harassment (SEAH). RSH has launched an Online Hub – https://…
Whether they are under lockdown and out of school, in refugee camps or in crowded villages, detained, or living on the streets, institutionalized or on the move, children and young people have the right to be heard. But their views are hardly ever sought out by decision-makers and their ideas are…
779 persons from 8 cities of Albania (Tirana, Durrës, Elbasan, Korça, Fier, Shkodër, Kukës and Lezhë) were part of the assessment of the impact that COVID-19 pandemic had on families in need, conducted by Terre des hommes (Tdh) during the last two months. According to this assessment, where 53.6%…

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We are not all equal when it comes to the Covid-19 pandemic. In vulnerable contexts, people suffer greatly from the consequences of the pandemic. In this video, discover the testimonies and messages of hope of the children and our staff.
The child safeguarding toolkit for European football has been developed by UEFA and Terre des hommes to help national associations take measures to protect and safeguard children from abuse and respond to any concerns. The toolkit recognises that many national associations have already introduced…
Restorative justice is an approach of addressing harm or the risk of harm through engaging all those affected in coming to a common understanding and agreement on how the harm or wrongdoing can be repaired and justice achieved. This document presents key concepts and answers frequently asked…
Migrant children and youth are especially vulnerable to social exclusion. Through the MINT Project, Terre des hommes and its partners aim to empower refugee and migrant children, as well as European youth, to engage in new integration activities. As part of this EU funded project partnership will…
The "Juvenile Justice from A to Z" booklet answers the most common questions of young people when it comes to justice issues. The brochure presents, among other things, the rights of youth who might be suspects, victims or witnesses, and the roles of various professionals. The English version…
In Europe and all around the world, Tdh is guided by an overall strategic goal which reads as follows: "By 2030, children and youth affected by migration in Europe realize their right to be protected along all stages of their migration and seize development opportunities". The ambitions outlined in…