Princess Madeleine visits the World Childhood Foundation in Germany
On Thursday 7 July, Princess Madeleine visited Frankfurt in Germany. During her visit, The Princess learnt about the ninth Child Advocacy Centre which is being built in Germany.
At Frankfurt University Hospital, Princess Madeleine visited the site where a former hospital building will become a Child Advocacy Centre, due to be completed in 2023.
Doctors spoke about the plans for the Child Advocacy Centre and how they currently work.
The visit to the future Child Advocacy Centre ended with Princess Madeleine presenting a symbolic gift to the Childhood team and the doctors, in the form of a small wooden toy house.
The Princess then met Lena Jensen, who was sexually abused as a child and who now speaks about her experiences as a way of helping others. The Princess also visited an outpatient ward for children, where she met doctors who talked about their work.
The visit to Frankfurt concluded with a reception at the Union International Club, arranged by Childhood Germany.
The World Childhood Foundation
The Queen is the founder and Honorary Chair of the World Childhood Foundation. Childhood works to prevent violence and sexual assaults against children, and its work is based on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The organisation is religiously and politically independent, and has offices in Sweden, Brazil, Germany and the USA.
Princess Madeleine has been involved in Childhood's work for many years, and has been a member of Childhood's Swedish board and an honorary member of Childhood USA's board since 2016.
Find out more about the work of the World Childhood Foundation here.