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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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Swiss arms companies profit from Bolsonaro's weapons policy

On October 30, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro will stand for re-election. Whether the opposing candidate Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva can prevail in the second round of voting is still uncertain. From the perspective of human rights organizations, Brazil has experienced devastating regressions under Bolsonaro. The partner organizations of terre des hommes switzerland, which are involved in violence prevention in Brazil, therefore look forward to election day with great concern. Regarding the gun violence prevailing in Brazil, Bolsonaro is pursuing a fatal policy: during his term in office, more than 40 decrees have been published facilitating the purchase of weapons. The number of registered weapons owned by civilians has risen to a current 1,300,000

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Record revenue for sustainable prospects for young people

Media release - terre des hommes switzerland earned almost 10 million Swiss francs last year. This is the best financial result in the history of the Swiss development organization. The healthy finances allow terre des hommes switzerland to continue making a solid contribution to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in favor of the prospects of young people. In the new annual report, terre des hommes schweiz shows how young people in Africa, Latin America and Switzerland are bringing about positive change.

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