Children who are neglected, abandoned, abused, orphaned or displaced are everywhere, but we don’t always see them. They are invisible.

You can change that. 

Join #iseeyou to secure each child's right to care and protection.

Let's make all children visible.

1 in 10

children live without their parents

140 million 

children have lost one or both parents


unaccompanied and separated children in 2018

What you can do

  • Share the campaign video and #iseeyou with peers and family 

  • Use our resources to inform yourself about children's rights

  • Give a class presentation about children without parental care and their rights 

  • Speak up and report abuse or mistreatment of another young person

  • Find out how you can support SOS Children’s Villages in your country

  • Help implement child rights frameworks and measures

  • Ensure children without parental care are visible in child rights debates

  • Invest in quality care and services for children

  • Invest in supporting families to prevent unnecessary family separation

  • Consult SOS Children’s Villages for their expertise on alternative care

  • Read about SOS Children’s Villages key positions on quality care

  • Share the campaign and #iseeyou through your website and social media
  • Include information about the campaign in your newsletter
  • Partner with SOS Children’s Villages in your country

Reporting abuse or neglect

Children have the right to live in a safe environment. Nobody should mistreat or hurt them - physically, sexually, or with abusive words. If you are aware of abuse or neglect – or have experienced it yourself – speak out.

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Know your rights!

If you are a child or young person, this page is for you. You can find out what rights you have if you cannot live with your parents or if there are difficulties in your family.

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About SOS Children's Villages

SOS Children's Villages is the world’s largest non-governmental organisation focused on supporting children and young people without parental care, or at risk of losing it. Founded in 1949 as a non-denominational organisation, today we have a presence in 136 countries and territories.