Terre des Hommes is working for a world in which all children have a dignified existence and can grow up to become independent adults. A world in which children aren’t exploited and can develop in a safe environment. We focus on countering severe violations of children’s rights, which have extensive, detrimental consequences: trafficking of children, sexual exploitation of children, child abuse and the worst forms of child labour (ILO Convention 182). In emergency situations, such as times of war, but also famine or the aftermath of an earthquake, children are extra vulnerable for the violations of these rights. That’s why Terre des Hommes provides emergency aid.
Terre des Hommes the Netherlands is member of the Terre des Hommes International Federation and works closely with sister organizations such as: Terre des Lausanne, Terre des Hommes Italy and Terre des Hommes Germany.