Media releases since December 2019
Media release - With Reto Mischler, Head of Communications and Fundraising at terre des hommes switzerland since September 1, 2021, a proven executive joins the Swiss development organization for young people. The fundraising expert and political scientist from Bern, born in 1969, has worked in well-known regional, national and international non-profit organizations. He was on assignment in the Middle East and Southeast Asia for several years.
Media release - To mark International Children's Rights Day, four Swiss organizations for the rights and perspectives of children and young people are publishing a pedagogical toolkit for professionals in schools and education. It focuses on the topic of play, leisure and recreation. The toolkit can be downloaded free of charge from the website www.children-rights.ch.
Media release - Fertilizer producer EuroChem, headquartered in Zug, Switzerland, received a shipload of phosphate rock from Western Sahara in Estonia in October. Phosphate mining in the occupied Western Sahara violates international law. Importing the phosphate rock from the former Spanish colony is therefore unethical and the company is acting without credibility.
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 virtual actions and physical events, GAM 2021 runs under the motto "No Excuse To Violence". For this year's GAM in Switzerland, the International Youth Network IYN and the MePower project of terre des hommes schweiz are teaming up with imagine in Basel.
Media release - With streetcar posters and bicycle kistlis in the Basel region, terre des hommes schweiz is calling for support for young smallholders in Africa and Latin America. The autumn campaign of terre des hommes schweiz focuses on the issues of sustainable livelihoods of young people in the global South and climate justice. The physical campaign lasts until October 23, online it runs until Christmas.
Media release - Swiss asylum and refugee policy is often the subject of heated debate. The people at the centre of the debate hardly get a chance to speak. The First Swiss Refugee Parliament wants to change that. On June 6, the first Swiss Refugee Parliament will take place in Bern. Jeyani Thiyagaraja from Basel (picture from February 2021), participant in a project for refugees by terre des hommes switzerland, is involved in the Health Commission of the Refugee Parliament. In the video, she tells us what concerns she will take with her to Bern.
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