As in Africa and Latin America, we work hand-in-hand with local partners to combat the most severe child rights violations and their causes. We tackle complex problems with comprehensive community development projects and with self-help programmes. We empower children and their families socially, economically and politically to allow them to leverage their own huge potential. The success of our work has proven that all people, even the poorest and supposedly weakest members of society, have great potential. All programmes are tailored to local conditions.
In particularly acute and severe cases of child rights violations, such as sexual abuse, our partner organisations also give the victims temporary refuge in shelters and provide them with psychosocial and legal support.
Special areas of focus of our work in Asia include supporting minority groups and disaster risk reduction. In countries that are particularly threatened by natural disasters, we teach people how to take precautions and protect themselves in case of emergency.