The Swiss Foundation of the ISS

© Corine BugnonWith its network active in 140 countries, the Swiss Foundation of the ISS provides help on a transnational scale to children and families facing social and/or legal problems.


Our main concern is that every child can grow up safely, in a stable family environment giving him the best possible perspectives for the future.


Our main fields of intervention: Protection of Children - The Rights of Parents - Child Abduction - Alimony Payments - International Adoption - Search of Origin - Binational Couples - Unaccompanied Minor Refugees - Immigration Law.

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First group of students for the Certificate in Protection and Rights of the Child in Dakar

In May, thirty students from 15 countries, including five coordinators of the West Africa Network for the protection of children -WAN, started training in Protection and Rights of the Child at the Judicial Training Centre in Dakar. The latter, at university level, is sanctioned at the end of the year by a Certificate in Protection and Rights of the Child.

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Exploratory visit to Lebanon to launch the "Safe Parks" project in favor of Syrian refugee children

In late May, Rolf Widmer, Director, and Mary Emery, Project Manager, led a mission to Beirut in Lebanon to identify partners for the launch of a new project in favour of Syrian refugee children.

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Regional Meeting of the West Africa Network for the protection of children (WAN) in Grand Bassam, Ivory Coast

The 11th Regional Meeting of the WAN was held from June 8 to 12, 2015 in Grand Bassam (Ivory Coast). It brought together 45 participants from 16 countries of West Africa and Switzerland.

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The International Social Service -ISS- in collaboration with the release of a masterpiece based on the international parental abduction of children

The ISS hereby announces the release of a publication on the theme International Parental Abduction of Children which raises the question: "to seize the judge or to be committed to mediation? ".

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A new documentary on the West Africa Network for the Protection of Children – WAN

A new instrument is now available for practical understanding of the field work that WAN partners undertake daily with vulnerable children and young persons in the region.

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