Swiss companies exported war materiel worth 955 million Swiss francs to 60 countries in 2022 based on licenses issued by the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (Seco) - 29 percent more than in 2021. Despite the new war materiel law, munitions were also exported to Brazil - despite a tense political situation and human rights violations. The fears of terre des hommes switzerland
The storming of the Brazilian Parliament, the presidential palace and the Supreme Court on January 8, 2023, confirmed the worst fears of violence in the wake of the presidential handover. Social polarization has reached a level where the hatred that has been fomented over the years is giving way to violent riots. What do these developments mean
When governments target non-governmental organizations, be it with bureaucratic hurdles, smear campaigns or even violence against activists, terre des hommes switzerland has to rethink its role as an international partner organization. Strengthening civil society has always been a cornerstone of our work. It is the partner organizations in our program countries that make need-based projects possible and, with their profound
On Thursday, December 9 at 7 p.m., KoBra in cooperation with terre des hommes switzerland will screen the Brazilian documentary "América Armada" by Alice Lanari and Pedro Asbeg. Following the digital screening, there will be a discussion with the filmmakers and an activist from Salvador. Free registration until December 7 via this link.
Media release - Violence against individuals and groups is a worldwide problem and must stop. Young people from three continents and five countries - including Switzerland and Basel - are tackling the root of the violence problem. With the "Global Action Month" (GAM) in November they make themselves strong for diversity and against discrimination. With
Lucas Leão is a poet and human rights activist. His colleague Cassiane Paixão works as a political consultant and is involved in social movements. Both are young, of Afro-Brazilian origin and participate in CIPÓ. This partner organization of terre des hommes switzerland works with disadvantaged black youth in Salvador on the topic of violence prevention. The large city of Salvador is located in the state of Bahia in the
Over the roofs of the favelas in Rio de Janeiro, European helicopters circle again and again, bringing death. The state's civilian police hunt down criminals on the ground from the air and let bullets rain down, as published operational recordings show. The fact that innocent people's lives are in danger is accepted by the officers. So also in the case
The Swiss arms business is reaching new record levels. Among the recipient countries are countries like Brazil with a highly problematic human rights situation. Switzerland must do its utmost to stop arms deals with Brazil, demands terre des hommes switzerland. The development organisation supports the corrective initiative, which calls for stronger democratic control over the export of war material to civil war countries.
Is the Corona pandemic a driver of sexual violence against girls and women in South Africa? How does terre des hommes switzerland implement the cross-cutting issue of gender in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development? Why is our solidarity with young people in the global South particularly important right now? The big personal interview for International Women's Day on March 8, 2021 with