We are an international organization working in more than 120 countries to promote and defend the rights of children. Our activities started in 1919 and we have contributed to the development of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by the United Nations.
Our vision is to have a world where all children are guaranteed their right to survival, protection, development and participation.
Our mission is to promote significant advances in the way the world treats children, in order to generate immediate and lasting changes in their lives.
Save the Children has worked in Peru for almost 30 years, focusing on the country’s poorest areas. Since November 2011, we promoted the creation of the SC Children Advisory Council. Its objective is to contribute with SC Program in Peru to take good decisions in favor of children´s rights. They will give us advice, ideas, suggestions and help us with the situation analysis, formulation of plans and / or proposals and evaluation. In response to the invitation of SC, children´s organizations appointed a representative to the Children Advisory Council, formed with the participation of:
SC, in alliance with civil society organisations and different human rights networks, works to ensure children receive an inclusive quality education, have access to health service, be protected from physical and humiliating punishment, and get their voices heard in the decisions that affect their lives. We are working in order to reduce child mortality, focusing on maternal and newborn healthcare in poor, rural areas. We are working with communities to demand improved maternal and child healthcare services in the most remote areas and will work alongside the Government to show them how simple solutions such as better trained staff or increased information on childcare can stop children dying of preventable causes.
The majority of our projects are been implementing in alliance with partners. Also we have alliances with public entities like: