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What we do in Colombia

We work on neglected issues facing children and young people.

These are issues that pose a serious threat to children’s rights and wellbeing, but on which not enough work is being done to counter the harm they caused.

Right now in Colombia, there is a window of opportunity for securing a future of peace and equality for children, and all Colombians. But the ‘neglected issues’ we have identified put this opportunity at risk.

So there is an urgent need to address these issues and seize the opportunity for change. By acting now, we can help make sure that no more children in Colombia need grow up feeling unsafe or excluded.

We want to help children create a society where their ideas and opinions are respected and included in important decisions that affect their lives now and in the future.

Through partnerships with local organisations, we help children and adults develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes to build protective communities that are resilient to the risks that confront them.

We select partners who truly understand the needs of the children they work with, who have the experience to find effective solutions to the risks children face, and who are open to learning from the rest of our partners.

Of course, as the context in Colombia changes, so do the threats facing children. We continually carry out research to identify new neglected issues that threaten children’s rights, and to assess the extent to which we are targeting the issues most in need of our attention. We use our findings to guide the direction of our work in Colombia – the issues we work on, the regions to work in, and the partner organisations we work with.

The neglected issues we are working on or researching now are: 

Children Change Colombia supports the Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals  – also known as SDGs or Global Goals – are a set of 17 goals set by UN member states to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity for all.

We take seriously our responsibility as an NGO for helping to meet these goals. Find out exactly how we are doing this here.