Children’s rights - protecting our children
Jugend Eine Welt works to promote the rights of children who would otherwise have no voice, especially street children and children who are forced to work to contribute to their families’ livelihoods, and refugee children. Offering them security and reintegration in a training system is essential for enabling them to have the chance to lead an independent life.
Across the globe, millions of children live on the streets. Countless girls and boys have to toil as child workers. Way too many children and adolescents experience discrimination, violence and death, have lost everything as refugees and have no chance whatsoever of education or training. All of them are denied the rights to which they are entitled under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and its additional protocols. Jugend Eine Welt wants to restore these rights to them through aid projects that we fund and our active commitment to the rights of the child.
Invest or donate? Make a profit or do good with my money? In fact, both are possible – with Social Impact Investment. It is becoming important to an increasing number of people to know exactly what social, ecological or sustainable impact the money they have invested is having. In Austria, Jugend Eine Welt is one of the pioneers of impact investment. The motto here is creating real values and making a profit with a clear conscience. This opens up a wide variety of ways of supporting projects.
Social commitment - ways of making a difference
Whether it is as a Senior Expert on a social project in Ethiopia, a volunteer in a centre for street children in Ecuador or a disseminator in one of our education teams in Austria – year after year a large number of people do voluntary work on our social and educational projects around the world. Without this dedication, Jugend Eine Welt would be unable to reach so many children and young people. Do you wish to do social work in Austria or abroad? Below you can read about the possibilities there are for getting involved. One of the following programmes is sure to suit you.