The next generation
Another important area is sustainable farming. Agriculture is in a precarious state because of poor soil conditions due to overuse of chemicals, monoculture farming and water shortages. The partner organisations of terre des hommes schweiz promote sustainable farming methods and help farming families to organise themselves into groups. Knowledge about land use is important if sustainable changes are to be made, but so too are the social aspects. That is why farmers are assisted in voicing their concerns and demanding their rights. Here again, supporting young people - the next generation - is vital.
Defending themselves and calling for peace
The partner organisations of terre des hommes schweiz support schooling and education for children and young people. They try to dialogue with the parents but also with the local authorities. The children and young people also learn how to defend themselves from abuse. They are supported when they talk to the perpetrators, but also when they go to a lawyer or to court. Joint projects are organised to combat the daily violence and try to find peaceful solutions to conflicts. They also focus on the specific situations often facing girls and young women.