Main areas of work

Prevention of violence

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Effective against violence

Violence increases poverty, destroys social networks and infrastructure. Violence and violent conflicts prevent development. They lead to traumatisation of the population and destroy people's livelihoods. In the project countries of terre des hommes Switzerland, violence is one of the primary social problems.

Health

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Promoting the sexual and reproductive health of young people

Young people are generally healthier than other age groups. However, they are exposed to particular risks that can harm them not only for their immediate future but for the rest of their lives: HIV/AIDS, early pregnancies and the lack of the right to a self-determined sexuality affect young people in southern Africa particularly strongly.

Education and income

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Prevent youth unemployment in the early stages

Youth unemployment is a global problem. The young people affected are denied the opportunity to use their skills for the sustainable development of their country and to provide for themselves or their future families. terre des hommes schweiz enables young people to complete training courses and to become self-employed entrepreneurs.
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