PIDEE is a non-profit Foundation whose purpose is to advance in the promotion and protection of the Human Rights of Children and Adolescents. Its work is focused on the increasing of programs with rights approach that privilege the development of Children and Adolescents by means of human rights education, citizen training and social inclusion of cultural diversity in communes with high rates of migrant population and areas of political and social conflict.
PIDEE board of director
President of the Board: Rosemarie Bornand Jarpa
Vice-president: Leonor García Gatica
Secretary: German Herrera Aguirre
Treasurer: Vilma Oyarce Reyes
Director: Mónica Echeverría Yáñez
Director: Carmen Hertz Cádiz
Paula Atias Castillo
Erika Hennings Cepeda
Alexis Zamorano Jofré
María Matilde Armengol
Nelson Cornejo Neira
PIDEE was founded in 1979 in response to the demand of families affected by Human Rights violations during the civil-military dictatorship, to provide assistance to children affected by disorders resulting from the situation they were living in, in the areas of mental and physical health, education and culture, in addition to meeting their basic survival needs.
PIDEE served around 12,000 children through the country, the foundation had eight-headquarters - in regions until 1992. The areas of attentions were as follows: Social Assistance; Mental Health Care; Physical Health Care; Psychopedagogy; Pedagogical Support; Therapeutic Recreational Workshops; Special Program of Attention to Returnees; Casa Hogar (Foster Home)
In 2003 UNESCO register the archives of PIDEE Foundation on the Memory of the World Register, after a systematization of the documentation generated in the field of childhood care and assistance. The information was digitized and destined for Museo de la Memoria de los Derechos Humanos (the Museum of Memory and Human Rights); including original documents.
The work areas of the PIDEE Foundation are:
- EDUCATION, PROMOTION AND PROTECTION OF CHILDREN’S AND ADOLESCENT’S RIGHTS.
- MEMORIA COLECTIVA Y ARCHIVOS ORALES.
- CENTRO DE DOCUMENTACIÓN Y PUBLICACIONES.
Velar por el cumplimiento de la Convención de los Derechos del Niño, Niña y Adolescente a través de programas y acciones centradas en el Interés Superior del Niño y la Niña; la Supervivencia y su Desarrollo; el Derecho a la Participación y a la No Discriminación. Promover la defensa de los Derechos Humanos por medio de registros, documentos y medios de difusión.