Children Win
Children Win


Evidence shows that Mega Sporting Events, such as the FIFA World Cup™ or the Olympic Games, can directly harm children or expose them to risks such as forced eviction, violence and exploitation. We gather evidence of child rights violations linked to events, and call on all stakeholders to ensure that child rights are not violated before, during or after events and that a positive legacy for children is left behind. We also monitor the actions of stakeholders to ensure children’s rights are always protected.

Join our campaign to ensure Mega Sporting Events leave a positive legacy for all, especially children.

Latest News

Is FIFA change for real?

22/02/2017 /

Only time will tell if the promised changes in FIFA are for real, says the Head of Terre des Hommes’ Children Win campaign, Marc Joly. Marc Joly was speaking after comments made by FIFA’s Head of Sustainability and Diversity, Federico […]

IOC receives cities’ bid documents

03/02/2017 /

The International Olympic Committee have confirmed they have received the final set of bid documents from cities bidding to stage the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Budapest, Los Angeles and Paris met the February 3rd deadline to send their documents to […]

White papers released on human rights and mega sporting events

31/01/2017 / ,

Terre des Hommes is supporting the release of the ‘Sporting Chance White Papers’, a series of concept notes which present the latest thinking, practice and debate in relation to human rights involved in the planning and delivery of Mega Sporting […]

SRA raises concerns over Minsk’s hosting of European Games

20/12/2016 /

The European Olympic Committees (EOCs) should press the Belarusian government to improve human rights in the country ahead of the 2019 European Games in Minsk, says the Sport and Rights Alliance. In a letter to acting EOC president Janez Kocijančič, […]

Major steps taken… but next comes accountability

24/11/2016 / , , ,

Mega Sporting Event organisers have taken major steps forward recently in addressing concerns over human rights, but “implementation and accountability” will be the next hurdles. That was the clear message from Terre des Hommes General Secretary Ignacio Packer at the Peace […]

Ignacio’s positive outlook for child rights at Mega Sporting Events

22/11/2016 / , ,

Terre des Hommes’ Secretary General Ignacio Packer has painted a positive picture for the protection of child rights at future Mega Sporting Events. Ignacio took part in a panel discussion in Glasgow on Monday at Host City 2016, the world’s […]

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