Escaping the pattern of violence
The partner organisations of terre des hommes schweiz support children, young people and whole communities in overcoming their trauma and finding ways out of the cycle of violence. Preventing further violence and teaching reconciliation are key elements of their work. Local communities are strengthened and greater solidarity created. Children and young people are helped to assert their rights.
Stemming the spread of HIV/Aids
Alongside violence, the spread of the HIV/Aids pandemic is one of the main problems facing South Africa. Many children and young people are left alone following the death of their parents and some have to look after their younger siblings. Efforts to stem the spread of the disease and its consequences are taking place on a number of different levels. Along with sex education, the prevention of violence and support of women and girls are key elements.