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Latin America

Countries in Latin America are facing unprecedent migration flows, while internal conflicts and violence affect some communities. Terre des hommes (Tdh) supports children in conflict with the law, does prevention work and fights for alternatives to their detention. We support law reforms and practices that promote a child-friendly justice. We also engage with displaced communities where children are often the first victims, while promoting healthy measures and hygiene practices in schools and families.


Our programmes in the region

Child Protection

We work in Colombia to prevent the recruitment and use of children and young people by armed groups. This is done through activities in which they can develop life skills through sport, artistic expression and recreation. We also develop community organisation processes so that children, adolescents, young people and families in remote communities have access to safe water, sanitation, hygiene, maternal and child health, as well as optimal nutrition.

Access to justice

We ensure that children and young people in conflict with the law are treated in a manner that is fair and appropriate for their age. Tdh trains legal professionals on restorative juvenile justice. With this approach, young people take responsibility for their actions while avoiding detention. We also record good practices in customary justice and promote the rights of the child with awareness sessions.

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

We teach children about personal hygiene and how to develop hygiene habits that would help build more protective environments in families and schools. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we promoted healthy measures such as hand-washing and provided technical support to partner institutions. We also donate personal care material to adolescents deprived of liberty.

Countries of intervention

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