Save the Children has a rich heritage and during the 100 years since its founding has played a significant role working at the interface of politics, humanitarianism, and children’s rights. Understanding this history is important in shaping the future of the organisation and of the wider humanitarian sector.
This two-day event provided an opportunity for critical reflection and for analysing and reflecting on how the organisation has evolved. It examined key moments in the organisation’s history and the values and principles that have underpinned its work. In particular, the conference explored what Save the Children’s history tells us about the interface between politics, humanitarianism, and children’s rights.