Advocating for children’s rights, voices and lives.

Teaching Children to Use Their Voices for Change

Every day at SOS Children’s Villages, we work for the protection and development of children in a family environment. Through advocacy at the local, national and international levels, we sensitize decision makers to the rights and needs of children in order to bring about changes in policies and practices that affect children’s lives. We also support children and young people to participate in making decisions that affect them and to become their own advocates.

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Our Focus

To build a supportive environment for children around the world, our advocacy work focuses on:

Advocating for children's rights



Ensuring that the needs of children without parental care are taken into account by decision makers

Promoting youth participation in decision making and policy making


Developing quality standards for the care of children and youth


Your Support in Action 

The Right to a New Life

“It is important to understand these children,” says Samira Sinai, a member of SOS Hungary’s Mobile Team. Samira, an intercultural mediator, works with unaccompanied refugee children in Fót, which is a town outside of Budapest.


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From Mom to Advocate

Verónica, age 28, lives with her husband and their three children in a small house in Santa Cruz del Quiché, Guatemala. She began participating in SOS’s family strengthening program in 2012, when the program started in the area.

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You can help vulnerable children advocate for themselves and use their voices for positive change. Join us today.

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