Save the Children celebrates 100 years
The association continues to work to strengthen children's rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Sweden adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1979.
The association in Kristianstad was established in 1943, during the Second World War. Then the goal was to raise money for children's different needs in Sweden and mainly Europe.
Since then, there have been several different projects, including starting football clubs in Näsby, kite flying and therapy groups for young people. The association has given support towards information against genital mutilation.
In connection with the large influx of refugees in 2015, the association saw that, above all, unaccompanied minors received bicycles and football shoes.
The association still has an important role to play – 28 million children are displaced. Eglantyne Jebb, who founded the association 100 years ago, said then: "Children are innocents in the adults’ war”.