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Building evidence

We are capturing – articles and videos – both positive and negative views and opinions of children linked to Mega Sporting Events: FIFA World Cup™ 2010 in South Africa and FIFA World Cup™ 2014 and Olympic Games 2016 in Rio.

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

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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Child rights violations at Rio Olympics exposed

Terre des Hommes has today exposed the devastating impact of the 2016 Olympic Games on thousands of children and young people in Rio. In a briefing entitled Breaking Record: Child rights violations during Rio 2016 Olympics, violations committed before and […]

29/09/2016 / , , ,

“They put us inside a van and beat us”

What really happened to children in Rio during the Olympics? Watch Helena’s story. She tells us that before and during the Games, attacks, including severe beatings, were common for children and young people living on the streets. Helena’s evidence forms part of […]

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“Our memory of the Olympics? Repression”

What really happened to children in Rio during the Olympics? Watch Monica’s story. The youth worker tells us of inhumane overcrowding in juvenile detention centres during the Games. In one crowded cell on the day of the Olympic opening ceremony, a […]

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“The Olympics are not good for the poor”

What really happened to children in Rio during the Olympics? Watch Pérola’s story. She lives in Vila Autodromo, where 600 families were forcibly evicted to make way for the Olympic Park. Pérola’s evidence forms part of our briefing, Breaking Records: Child Rights Violations During The […]

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“There was turmoil. They were so aggressive”

What really happened to children in Rio during the Olympics? Watch Gabriel’s story. The 17-year-old student was one of at least 75 youths arrested without grounds for taking part in peaceful protests against the negative effects of the Olympic Games. Gabriel’s evidence […]

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