Advocate for Children

At least 220 million children around the world are frighteningly alone – shut out from a caring family environment and sometimes even rejected by their communities and deprived of basic needs like food, clothing, shelter, education, health care, protection and love.


SOS Children’s Villages is active at the national and international levels, utilizing over 60 years of experiences working for and with children who have lost or are at risk of losing parental care and their families. We amplify their needs and rights with communities and policy makers, and empower young people to engage on advocacy for policies that affect their lives.

Children are our future and together we can take action to protect and defend their rights. Learn more about the issues and how you can take action below!

Sign the Pledge: End Violence Against Children Worldwide

Every day, in every country, millions of children are victims of violence in their homes, schools and communities. Sign the pledge and take the first step to affirm the right of a child to grow up free from violence and exploitation. Take action today! 

Sign the Petition: U.S. Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child 

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is the most widely accepted human rights treaty in history. Today, the U.S. is the only country not to ratify. Join #TeamSOS in urging President Obama to start the process! 
  • Research


    Findings from our work in child development, family strengthening and community capacity building.

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  • Sustainable Development

    Sustainable Development

    Facts, contexts and perspectives on child rights and development issues to help decision-makers.

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  • Publications for Kids

    Publications for Kids

    Posters and booklets to help children and young people learn about their rights and how to claim them.

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