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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Remembering Rio: ‘In our city, there was no legacy’

09/08/2017 / , , , , ,

One year ago this week the 2016 Rio Olympics began. Sadly for many of the city’s poorer people – especially the young – what should have been a joyous celebration came at a terrible cost. Throughout this week, in a […]

Remembering Rio: ‘My family and my community were violated’

07/08/2017 / , , , , , ,

One year ago this week the 2016 Rio Olympics began. Sadly for many of the city’s poorer people – especially the young – what should have been a joyous celebration came at a terrible cost. Throughout this week, in a […]

Remembering Rio: ‘People’s lives came second to the Olympics’

05/08/2017 / , , , , ,

One year ago this week the 2016 Rio Olympics began. Sadly for many of the city’s poorer people – especially the young – what should have been a joyous celebration came at a terrible cost. Throughout this week, in a […]

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The high price of Rio 2016: listen to the voices of the affected

04/08/2017 / , ,

One year ago this week the 2016 Rio Olympics began. Sadly for many of the city’s poorer people – especially the young – what should have been a joyous celebration came at a terrible cost. Throughout this week, in a […]

No clear commitment on human and child rights for Paris and Los Angeles 2024

28/07/2017 / , , , ,

Human and child rights are a “neglected area” in Paris and Los Angeles 2024 bids. This shows a report from the ‘Institute of Human Rights and Business’ (IHRB). The Games of the XXXII Olympiad will be the first to have […]

Implementation of human rights commitments poses tough task for FIFA

18/07/2017 / , , , , ,

The complex task which sports governing bodies face to successfully respect human and child rights around mega sporting events has been illustrated by one of the trade unions involved in the construction of stadiums for the World Cup in Russia […]

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