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Our International Projects

Our International Projects

Young women sell their own bananas at the market stall.

Against violence and for agricultural perspectives

All our youth initiatives aim for sustainable structural change. They support young people in urban areas who are making a stand against violence. They support youth groups in rural areas that are creating prospects for a sustainable life in the countryside with measures to protect the environment and an ecological approach to agriculture.
A young man makes local radio in Chalate.

To encounter the consequences of violence

More than 10 years of civil war have left a lasting mark on the country. The consequences can still be felt today. Violence and unemployment are part of everyday life for many people, and the gap between rich and poor is deep. Due to traumatic war experiences, psychosocial support is of great importance.

Two young black women from Colombia sit next to each other.

It's a long way to peace

Although the armed conflict between the FARC rebels and the government ended in 2016, there is still a long way to go before there is real peace in Colombia. But the end of the armed conflict makes it possible for social actors to start building peace. Together with our partner organizations, terre des hommes switzerland is actively working for peace in Colombia.

A boy is sewing a bright red dress.

Strengthen the rights of children and adolescents

In Mozambique, the focus of our work is on HIV/AIDS and rural development. Together with our partner organizations, we are committed to strengthening children's and youth rights as well as women and girls in rural areas.

Children and young people stand in a circle in the backyard of a house and hold each other's hands. Some of them have put on blue and yellow T-shirts.

Help against the exploitation of children and adolescents

Nicaragua is one of the poorest countries in the world. Child and youth labor is strong. Where there is child labor, there is also exploitation. Young people in rural areas also need special support.

A girl is lying on a car tire.

With own projects enough income

Indigenous smallholders, Quechua-speaking young people in the Andes, the Afro-Peruvian population - they are among the groups most marginalized in Peru. terre des hommes switzerland supports young people in generating income through their own initiatives and thus improving their living situation and strengthening their culture.

A participant of a workshop with the topic human trafficking.

Violence and HIV/AIDS - the consequences of apartheid 

The "new" South Africa has taken on a difficult legacy. The consequences of the apartheid policy will continue to influence the development of the country and the project work for decades to come. For example, the potential for violence among young people is extremely high. Another major problem in South Africa is the rapid spread of HIV/AIDS.

A boy is sewing a bright red dress.

HIV/Aids in the family confronts adolescents with major challenges

HIV/Aids is an omnipresent issue in Tanzania. Many children and young people are left on their own or have to help sick parents. terre des hommes switzerland supports young people in dealing with this situation. 

A young woman from a refugee camp in Western Sahara

40 years on Stand by - the last colony in Africa

Ever since 1975, over 100,000 Sahrawi refugees have been living in camps around the southern Algerian town of Tindouf. They fled from Western Sahara when it was occupied by Morocco and are waiting for a permanent political solution to the problem of Western Sahara.
Children pulling the rope.

Against the taboo of HIV/Aids

HIV/Aids is an enormous problem. Although the total number of those infected has reduced over the last decade from 26 to 15 %, and antiretroviral drugs are in principle available free of charge to all, the number of children and young people affected still remains very high. Those affected are at risk of social exclusion. Therefore they conceal their illness as long as possible – which once again makes prevention more difficult.

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