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Jul. 18 2012
For the past five years the financial crisis in Europe is heavily questioning the European Union fundamental principles of its foundation. Along with the Arab Spring on the southern shores of the Mediterranean Sea, the media is constantly relaying worrying messages to EU citizens from their political leaders about losing stability, failing economies and reduced social welfare and a changing identity.
Jun. 29 2011
These questions are worth asking: what is it about these Kathmandu-based NGOs that make them feel so high? Is it the high international aspect of our work, the travel, and the perks? Is the word ‘international’ so important that it would define our raison d’être and everything we do? Does the letter ‘I’ on our acronym actually add prestige to the latrines we dig for the people? Do we feel we are doing much more important work than our national counterparts? Or is it about status?
Jun. 15 2011
Child rights advocates often hear about paedophiles abusing Nepali children but it’s been quite hard to catch them. Two recent verdicts in Australian and French courts served as stark reminders that orphanages, especially middle size to large dormitory-style facilities, are dangerous places for children. Mr Pringge and Monsieur Haye were not one-time sex tourists interested in young boys— they were founders and directors of orphanages who had been operating in Nepal for years (in the case of the latter, since 1985). Orphanages were the perfect cover for these men: At least 12 boys were sexually abused, raped and exploited on a daily basis.
This begs the question: What made Nepal so attractive to these paedophiles? So attractive indeed that Haye, after being released on bail in June 2004, escaped and came back to Nepal where he was arrested a second time.
Alberto and Cristina Reinoso, a Spanish couple eager to travel, discover and understand better this world where we live, wanted to “fulfill a life dream of travelling round the world”. Already engaged with Tdh and another organization, they decided to add to their trip by collaborating with these two organizations. Out of 30 countries visited, they have gone through eight countries where Tdh implements projects. Here is their first account about what they experienced in Ecuador.
May. 16 2011
My name is Naïm*, I am 14 years old and I am living in a low level family. To support them, I started selling cigarette, chewing gums and sometimes drinking water during the football matches in the stadium. Regardless of being tired, I could earn an amount of 50 to 70 Afghanis during the day; sometimes I was even earning nothing. This situation continued for almost four/five years, and I made no complains about my life.
Im Februar hat Christian Hafner, Stiftungsratspräsident von Terre des hommes – Kinderhilfe (Tdh), das leidgeprüfte Sri Lanka bereist, um sich ein Bild des Tdh-Engagements zu machen. Obwohl die Probleme und die Armut auf der Insel immens sind und noch lange nicht gelöst sein werden, kehrte Christian Hafner doch auch zurück mit Eindrücken, die hoffen lassen. Hier sein Reisebericht.
Mar. 13 2011
Although Bangladesh is going through a period of rapid growth, there are a number of serious problems affecting the wellbeing of the nation’s children. One of these problems is acute malnutrition, which greatly increases the risk of child mortality from normally benign ailments such as diarrhoea and common infections…
Mar. 08 2011
Despite recent debates concerning when did the first International Women’s Day occur, everyone agrees that it is at least 100 years old. It was originally launched in order to put women’s rights on top of the agenda.
And every year, during a week or so, articles are published to highlight women’s plight around the globe.
And every year, the situation described is horrendous.
Mar. 03 2011
In the framework of the 100th anniversary of the International Women’s Day, we want to introduce you to the extraordinary women working with Terre des hommes. We had to choose only few of them. But there are hundreds more working hard from behind the scenes to change the fate of women and children all over the world.
Ladies, wherever you are, thank you!
Today, meet with Dr Noor Khanum, Terre des hommes’ coordinator of the mother and child health project in Afghanistan.