Princess Madeleine‬ of Sweden was appointed as a board member of World Childhood Foundation together with Inge Thulin, Anna Ryott and Geoff Gage. ‪Queen Silvia‬ of Sweden founded World Childhood Foundation in 1999 and Princess Madeleine engaged in activities for the Foundation as a honorary member during the period she stayed in USA and New York. Queen Silvia is the honorary president of World Childhood Foundation
All children have a right to a childhood, to safety, happiness, playfulness, and curiosity in life. All children have the right to grow up and develop socially and intellectually. World Childhood Foundation works to prevent abuse and exploitation of children. We support and implement over 100 projects around the world, assisting children who are at risk of or are victims of abuse, children who are in alternative care, street children, and families at risk.

Childhood’s work is based on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), and is politically and religiously unaffiliated. The goal of Childhood is that no child should be exposed to a violent or damaging environment, but instead have the opportunity to grow up with memories of a safe and loving childhood.

Childhood has offices in Brazil, Germany, Sweden and the United States