Sustainable alternative for refugees

The protracted refugee confinement and instability on the Thai-Myanmar border has persisted for more than 2 decades now. Moreover, surrounding remote indigenous Thai people continue to face pervasive poverty. This necessitated WEAVE Foundation and itspartners to develop interventions that will allow to “build sustainable solutions and alternatives for displaced refugees and neighboring Thai communities”. It […]

Global Action Month 2015 in Southeast Asia

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 […]

Child rights and the environment

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 […]

Child labour in the Thai Shrimp Industry

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.

ASEAN Youth Forum: Where is my voice?

Written by Flower of Salween, originally posted at the Mekong Youth Blog on 1 May 2015. I participated in the 2015 ASEAN Youth Forum (AYF), held in Malaysia, which was both enjoyable and very powerful. Youth from the ASEAN community, including people from Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam, came together […]

Award for 11 Years of Learningful Experience

“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 […]

Building a Mekong Youth Parliament

Children are the world‘s future, and giving them opportunities to participate in shaping that future is important, so even now their connectivity with nature and other peoples is nurtured and made firm through their actions and growing awareness. terre des hommes Germany  has long recognized the important role that children and young people can play […]

Training of Trainers Workshop on “Keeping Children Safe”

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 […]

terre des hommes Germany

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. The first terre des hommes began in Lausanne, in the French speaking region of Switzerland. […]

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