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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Latest News

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 […]

European Parliament event focuses on Russia 2018

17/07/2017 /

Terre des Hommes attended an event at the European Parliament in Brussels aimed at raising awareness of human rights and mega sporting events. The event, organised by the Parliament’s Sport Intergroup, was attended by activists and sports governing bodies and […]

2024 Evaluation Report lacks Child Rights focus

07/07/2017 /

Child rights receive only a brief mention in an evaluation report by the International Olympic Committee on the Los Angeles and Paris bids to host the 2024 Olympic Games. The Games of the XXXII Olympiad will be the first to […]

Designers required! World Cup sticker album to support Terre des Hommes

19/06/2017 /

Fancy yourself as a football illustrator? Well now you can show off your design skills whilst showing your support for Children Win in the build-up to the 2018 World Cup. Next spring, the sixth sticker album from Swiss collective tschutti […]

FIFA defends monitoring system after receiving human rights ‘Red Card’

15/06/2017 /

FIFA says it is “going beyond what any sports federation has done to date” after being given a ‘red card’ for not delivering on human rights commitments in a report by Human Rights Watch (HRW). The report illustrates how HRW […]

IOC Board approves double awarding of 2024-28 Olympic Games

09/06/2017 / ,

The International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board has approved the awarding of both the 2024 and 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games later this year. Only two cities, Paris and Los Angeles, are left in the race for 2024 after Budapest, Hamburg […]

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