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This is close to the hearts of many people. With the revised inheritance law, you will be able to freely dispose of a larger part of your assets from 2023. Our new wills guide provides information free of charge.
Gun Violence Study
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An independent study by terre des hommes switzerland and terre des hommes Germany shows serious human rights violations during police operations in Brazil - with the involvement of weapons from Switzerland and Germany.


Stop violence

Statement on the police action of 25.11.22 against unauthorized demonstration in Basel

On Friday, November 25, an unauthorized demonstration in Basel ended violently. After about 200 people gathered on the Theaterplatz around 7 p.m. on the occasion of the International Day against Violence against Women, the Basel City Cantonal Police used various means such as rubber bullets to break up the demonstration. According to the police, dialogue with the demonstrators had been sought beforehand. It seems grotesque: On the same day, the cantonal police went public with the campaign "Halt Gewalt" (Stop Violence) - and on the same evening, they reacted with violence to the demonstrators, who drew attention to the same problems.  

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COP27: Progress despite standstill

The results of the COP27 climate conference are mixed: With the adoption of a Loss & Damage fund, a historic step was taken towards climate justice, but there is stagnation on climate protection. Our comment on COP27: "Although the countries of the global South are the ones that have hardly contributed to climate change, they are the ones most affected by the climate catastrophe - this also applies to young people and future generations. Binding global rules are therefore needed that immediately hold the perpetrators of the crisis accountable." Annette Mokler, Development Policy and Program Coordination Peru and Western Sahara at terre des hommes switzerland To the media release

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Global Action Month 2022: Say No to Violence - Let's Break the Silence

During Global Action Month (GAM), young people from the International Youth Network (IYN) are once again taking action. The GAM is a partnership campaign of terre des hommes Switzerland and terre des hommes Germany within the framework of the international Terre des Hommes movement and takes place every year in November. Under the motto "Say No to Violence: Let's Break the Silence," the IYN advocates for respect and peaceful coexistence with events, on social media and live on site. In this way, the young people on site contribute to the prevention of violence, collectively raise awareness and thus show solidarity with other regions of the world. Global Action Month 2022

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