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

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

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 series of articles, Children Win will speak to some...
Major steps taken… but next comes accountability

Major steps taken… but next comes accountability

Mega Sporting Event organisers have taken major steps forward recently in addressing concerns over human rights, but “implementation and accountability” will be the next hurdles. That was the clear message from Terre des Hommes General Secretary Ignacio...
‘The Fighter’ screened at Nuremburg Human Rights Film Festival

‘The Fighter’ screened at Nuremburg Human Rights Film Festival

“Why is the IOC not taking away the Games from a city, if human rights are violated?” “Why are Mega Sporting Events going to countries which allow bad things to happen?” “Why did the TV stations in Brazil not talk about the evictions in Vila Autodromo and tell the...