The term “terre des hommes” means “earth of humanity”. It is taken from a novel by the French humanist Antoine de Saint Exupery. How humane are earth’s societies? Perhaps, one of the best indicators is how they care for their children.
Tambayan Center for Children's Rights, our partner in the Philippines, celebrates the World Play Day 2016 with the launching of a new project on the #righttoplay.
Last 28 May 2016, 148 children from 5 barangays (villages) filled a spacious basketball court to do one thing: play!
Child labour among Syrian refugees has reached an alarming scale. terre des hommes identified multiple forms of child labour particularly in Syria and Syria’s neighbouring countries in its Child Labour Report 2016.
Read the report in English here.
When Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in Eastern Visayas on 8 November 2013, it spawned gigantic storm surges that left over 6,000 people dead. Six months after, government records would show that almost 30,000 were injured and more than a thousand remained missing. And despite the unprecedented outpouring of humanitarian assistance, recovery work was frustratingly slow, especially in Tacloban City where post-disaster relief and aid seemingly became mired in political contestations and general disarray.
Terre des Hommes (TDH) has been awarded Level 1 certification for safeguarding children following an assessment by Keeping Children Safe.
“By working to keep child safe in all aspects of their work, Terre des Hommes show real leadership in the aid sector on child safeguarding. We hope all organisations follow their success in implementing the International Child Safeguarding Standards. We must ensure that all children everywhere are protected from harm," says Sarah Blakemore, Director, Keeping Children Safe
We, The Mekong Youth Assembly, a network of young environmental advocate groups and individuals from six Mekong countries, get together beside the Mekong River today. We witness challenges and difficulties our fellow youth advocates are facing to protect the environment and our beloved communities. We seek for like-minded friends to join the journey of the following dreams to reality:
A message from Ae Najiang for the Stateless Children Protection Project, which is supported by tdh Germany and BMZ:
First of all, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Ae Najiang.
I am studying Grade 12 at Senior High School. My parents don’t have Thai nationality. Therefore, I don’t have Thai nationality even though I was born in Thailand.
The Global Action Month on Child Rights (GAM) was founded in 2014 by children and youth of the terre des hommes International Youth Network. On the occasion of the anniversary of the UN Child Rights Convention children and youth worldwide claim their rights in the action month of November.
Last year 152 actions all over the world took place.
For GAM 2015 each project region of terre des hommes has set an own focus. We and our wide actions are tied by the demand of the implementation of our child rights.
Every child has the right to live in safe, secure, healthy and sustainable environment. This right is enshrined in the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child and, explicitly or implicitly, in the Constitutions of most, if not all, countries. It is evident that each time the environment is harmed or destroyed, the rights of children are violated, or are effectively denied them. Without a safe and sustainable environment, it is difficult to imagine how the children can enjoy their basic rights to survival, protection, participation and development.
To mark the International World Day against Child Labour on 12 June 2015, terre des hommes has launched a study on Child Labour, particularly on Migrant Child Labour in the Thai Shrimp Industry. The report was made possible through partnership with Labour Rights Promotion Network in Thailand.
This report can be downloaded here.
“My love of adventures allows me to see into the lives of indigenous peoples (IPs) with all their intricacies and complexities. Globalization and modernization have pushed societies in Asia and around the world to live in a more homogeneous way, in spite of the rich diversity of our cultures and geographical identities. Globalization has not always benefited people at the local level.”
Children are the Future of the World. Youth are the Hope of the World.
The destiny of our world lies in the hands of children and youth. The world belongs to young generations and we adults, be in government, civil society or the private sector, must listen to the voice of the children and youth. Now. Today.
In the frame of the overall goal of the International Federation of terre des hommes towards child protection, “Keeping Children Safe” training of trainers workshop was organized in Bangkok on 24-26 May 2012, with the support of OAK foundation and Keeping Children Safe Coalition. This 3-day workshop aimed to strengthen the capacities of IFTDH members and its members as well as different child protection actors in Asia, in using KCS toolkit effectively and be able to deliver the training to other organisations in the region.