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Terre des hommes (uk)


In Ecuador, especially in poor areas, children experience daily violence. We aim to prevent early pregnancy and improve the quality of care for pregnant girls. Children grow up in an environment, where violence is a major problem. In this context, we help young people in conflict with the law rehabilitate and to reintegrate into society.

What we do

Access to justice

We help young people in conflict with the law avoid incarceration by developing alternative measures that encourage rehabilitation. We work in coordination with the justice system by training judges, prosecutors, lawyers, detention personnel and police officers in restorative justice. Toy libraries in centres allow young people in conflict with the law to play games which improve their social skills, help them take responsibility for the acts committed and to better reintegrate into society after their sentence.

Key projects

Humberto, who is physically handicapped, grew up in a poor environment. His parents did not have the money to feed him properly. When he met one of Terre des hommes' community workers, he was malnourished. He was given treatment and follow-up care.

Humberto, a resident in one of the communities of Santo Domingo de los Colorados


Terre des hommes in Ecuador

Beneficiaries 2019


1478 people

Expatriate / local employees


0 / 5

Budget 2020


CHF 435,148




Where we work

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Tdh begins operations in Ecuador by opening centres welcoming children left to fend for themselves in a public dump in Quito. Our project is quickly taken over by the Niñez y Vida foundation, a local NGO.
Tdh launches a project to create self-organised childcare centres in Quito's underprivileged neighbourhoods.
Tdh begins supporting a project tackling child abuse and domestic violence in the capital's underprivileged neighbourhoods.
A project supporting mother and child health, child protection and community development is launched in Santo Domingo.
Kick-off of a pilot project designed to protect children and young people from exploitation, human trafficking, abuse and dangerous forms of migration.
The Access to Justice activities developed in a 3-year project continue with advocacy work with the authorities in favour of laws to better protect minors.
Promotion of the Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Restorative Juvenile Justice, a programme created by Tdh, the University of Geneva and the Swiss Institute for the Rights of the Child.

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