Transversal approaches

Social Inclusion – Let’s do it together!

We strive to improve the terms on which individuals and groups take part in society — improving the ability, opportunity, and dignity of those disadvantaged. For children and youth, social inclusion can involve the ability to make friends, participate in community activities, engage in leisure, learning, and play, and have access to quality education, health, social, sports and culture services. In our projects, we do our best to address the root causes of structural exclusion and discrimination, to build a more inclusive society.

Equity – Especially for girls!

Equity is the process of being fair to everyone, regardless of their gender. We pay special attention to gender-based differences and how structural inequality, discrimination and social norms shape the experience and needs of women and men around the world. In our projects, we ensure that girls have access to the tools, knowledge, skills and space to succeed and benefit, so inequality is not perpetuated.

Participation – We have a say!

We believe the communities we work with should be active contributors to the decision-making processes that affect their lives. Children and young people are not only the focus of our work but also active co-creators and participants. Meaningful participation allows children to share their ideas, opinions, and feelings openly and honestly and insures the audience and influence for their voices. This is why we make sure to create safe spaces for participation and promote innovative methodologies in this field.

Climate Action – Protect the planet and our future!

Climate change is a major threat to children and young people (especially to girls), putting children’s overall health, nutrition, education, and development at risk. Even though climate change impacts all children, those living in low-income countries and the global south are at increased vulnerability. It is essential to ensure that children and young people (and especially girls) have a voice where decisions on this issue are taken, to support climate education and to support communities and governments where children live to be ready for and adapt to the climate crisis.