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

Terre des hommes celebrates the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP)

05/04/2017 /

Terre des Hommes is supporting the ‘White Card’ campaign which will mark the International Day of Sport for Peace and Development on April 6. The aim of the campaign is to bring together and promote all the initiatives around the […]

How can sport governing bodies emerge from crisis of confidence?

03/04/2017 /

It has been a sobering few years for the international governing bodies responsible for the delivery of mega sporting events. From the withdrawal of numerous cities bidding to stage the Olympics because of the costs involved, to ongoing controversies over […]

Initial statement issued by FIFA Human Rights Advisory Board

16/03/2017 / ,

Terre des Hommes, which co-ordinates the Children Win campaign, recently became a member of a new independent Human Rights Advisory Board, set up by FIFA to advise it on best practice and accountability in the future. Read more here. The […]

Durban decision underlines Host City obligations

14/03/2017 /

The importance of Mega Sporting Event host cities meeting their obligations has been underlined after Durban were stripped of the 2022 Commonwealth Games. In a move which is sure to have ramifications for other major events around the world, Commonwealth […]

Terre des Hommes appointed to FIFA Human Rights Advisory Board

10/03/2017 / ,

Terre des Hommes has been appointed as a member of a new human rights advisory board set up by FIFA. Launched today by world football’s governing body, the board has been established following the recommendations of an independent report published […]

Olympics: Host City Contract Requires Human Rights

28/02/2017 /

The move by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to incorporate human rights principles in its Host City Contract could help prevent major abuses by future Olympic hosts, says the Sport and Rights Alliance (SRA). The revised Host City Contract, developed […]

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