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Acting here and there

As an independent, human scale, non-governmental and non-profit organisation with its headquarters in Geneva, Terre des Hommes Suisse has been committed for 60 years to children and solidarity-based development throughout nine countries in Latin America, West Africa, the Caribbean and Asia, as well as in Switzerland.

In close cooperation with local organisations, we work for a fairer and more humane world in which children and young people are the agents of change for a better future.

Terre des Hommes Suisse takes concrete action

to ensure that children’s rights are respected

Our mission is built around three fundamental rights from the International Convention on the Rights of the Child :

Right to education

Right to protection

Right to participation

From child beneficiaries to agents of change

The participation of children and young people is a cornerstone of our action. Therefore, we are working to give them the tools they need to become agents of change of their own lives, but also in their communities and for a fairer world.


“In my country, there are as many women as men but they are still considered a minority because they have less power and privileges. I was destined for an early marriage. I fight every day to break this fate and I am now in secondary school!


My mobilisation within the Youth Council has enabled me to acquire my own identity, to claim it and to be proud of it. My dream is to change the mindset of girls and women so that they dare to become independent. As the first generation of my family to know how to read and write, I can help my parents and the children of my community.”


Farida, 18, has been advocating for children’s rights in India since the age of 9.

Our impact in a few key figures

Figures from our 2019 annual report

Act with us

Do you care about respecting children’s rights ?

Get involved with us to help us carry out our mission.

Together, let’s enable vulnerable children to have access to education, protection and care and to be listened to in decisions that affect them.

Every action counts and makes a difference in a child’s life.

Thank you from the bottom of our heart!

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