We’re working toward a world where children living in poverty have more opportunities to create a better future for themselves and their families. We do this by focusing on three main areas: Better lives for refugee children Fighting child labour Empowering women and girls

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Fighting child labour
Fighting child labour

IKEA has worked with Save the Children and UNICEF for over a decade to fight the root causes of child labour in India and Pakistan. With our programmes we will reach millions of children by 2017.

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Empowering women and girls
Empowering women and girls

Women are the most important catalysts for changing their children’s lives. By empowering women we can improve children’s health, education and future opportunities.

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Better lives for refugee children
Better lives for refugee children

Every year millions of children lose almost everything during natural disasters and conflicts. We support a number of partners to help provide shelter, care and education to refugee families.

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NEWS

October 10, 2014

The IKEA Foundation has supported Half the Sky Movement since 2012, and we’re giving them a new €1.12 million grant so many more people will be inspired to act against women’s oppression—and we would love for IKEA customers and co-workers to get involved.

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Blog

The IWitness blog is written by small groups of IKEA co-workers, visiting Save the Children, UNICEF and UNHCR projects funded by the IKEA Foundation. It’s an opportunity to see first-hand what a difference IKEA’s yearly Good Cause campaigns are making in the lives of children living in poverty.

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Creating better opportunities for 100 million children

We’re working toward a world where children living in poverty have more opportunities to create a better future for themselves and their families.

Thanks to dedicated IKEA co-workers and loyal customers, we were able to give €101 million in 2013 to fund programmes in some of the world’s poorest communities.

By 2015, more than 100 million children will benefit from the programmes we fund.

 

Partners

UNHCR
Save the children
UNICEF
UNDP
Half the Sky Movement
Lila Poonawalla Foundation
Refugees United
The Earth Institute
Refugee Housing
KickStart
CHAI
Water.org
War Child
MSF
Right to Play
Forrest Trends