As in Africa and Asia, we work collaboratively with local partners to combat the most severe child rights violations and their causes. We tackle complex problems with comprehensive projects for community development and with self-help programmes. We support children and their families socially, economically and politically so they can tap into their own huge potential – a potential that is shared by all people, even the poorest and supposedly weakest members of society, as proven by our many successes to date.
In particularly acute and severe cases of children's rights violations, such as sexual abuse, our partner organisations also perform social work by giving the victims temporary refuge in shelters and providing them with psychosocial and legal support.
The main focus of our work in Latin America and the Caribbean includes preventing violence and abuse and working with marginalised groups such as indigenous people and children with disabilities.