Children Win is a global campaign co-ordinated by Terre des Hommes. 

Our mission is to ensure that child rights are protected, preserved and respected before, during and after the organisation and delivery of Mega Sporting Events (MSEs), and that every event ensures a positive legacy for future generations.

Since 2014, we have been steadily increasing the pressure on MSE organisers with a track record of turning a blind eye to human rights violations, and demanding change from them. We have compiled irrefutable evidence that major 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. This is unacceptable and must stop.

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Taking ‘collective action’ on human rights and Mega Sporting Events – interview with IHRB Chief Executive John Morrison

24/11/2017 / , , , , , ,

The importance of ‘collective action’ in protecting and respecting human rights around Mega Sporting Events is the focus for the ‘Sporting Chance Forum’, which Terre des Hommes will attend in Geneva next week. Around 150 representatives from governments, sports governing

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Terre des Hommes acknowledges ‘promising developments’ by FIFA on human rights

09/11/2017 / , , ,

Terre des Hommes has given a cautious welcome to a series of important announcements and decisions relating to world football’s governing body, FIFA, and its responsibilities in the field of human rights and labour standards. All publicised over the last

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Child rights ‘invisible’ in Mega Sporting Event planning, say academics

02/11/2017 / , , , , , ,

Children are “invisible” when sports governing bodies consider the impact of Mega Sporting Events, according to research. A paper entitled ‘Mega-sporting events and children’s rights and interests – towards a better future’ has been published by Suzanne Dowse, Sacha Powell

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Key stakeholders discuss sustainability and human rights in Euro 2024 bid

30/10/2017 / , ,

Terre des Hommes attended the first discussion with key stakeholders on the sustainability of Germany’s Euro 2024 bid. This initiative, led by the German Football Association (DFB), follows UEFA’s decision to add specific human rights requirements in the hosting contract

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FIFA’s Human Rights Advisory Board releases update statement

24/10/2017 / , ,

FIFA’s Human Rights Advisory Board has issued a formal statement related to its second meeting held in Zurich on October 9 and 10, 2017. Launched by world football’s governing body in March 2017, the board has been established following the recommendations

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Commonwealth Games Federation specifies Child Rights in policy statement

08/10/2017 / , ,

The Commonwealth Games Federation has placed child rights at the heart of its first human rights policy statement, published this week. The landmark statement was released during the Federation’s Executive Board meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka, and makes specific reference

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