Mursheda Akter’s dad left her family, and her mother works far away in Chittagong. She has not been home to see her in three years. The 11-year-old’s grandma raises her, and they struggle to make ends meet. Mursheda wishes she could be in school and dreams of being a teacher. Until then, she works in a … Read More
This is part five of our 12-part series, 12 Prayers of Christmas. Check back and join us as we pray together leading up to Christmas. Above we see students who have the opportunity to brainstorm ways to end violence against children in their communities. Not all children have this opportunity – in fact over 1 … Read More
Together with you, World Vision has been working on a goal—to ensure children are protected from exploitative child labor through strong U.S. government support. This is a big goal, but one we believe we can—we must—achieve. As with any large goal, we break it up into smaller goals and inevitably see progress along the way. This summer … Read More
Congress is now considering the President’s budget, introduced in early February, and will begin creating the budget for FY17. Among the many things included in this budget is funding (that has been allocated since 1995) for programs that support and protect nearly 2 million children in or at risk of entering child labor. As Congress decides what programs are funded, your voice is needed.
Today as we observe Red Hand Day, a day to raise awareness about the use of child soldiers, half of the nearly 60 million displaced people around the world are children. They, like Jeremiah, face risk of abuse, hunger, neglect, exploitation, and other forms of violence as they are separated from their parents or caregivers, as they run out of options for livelihoods and survival, or as education is interrupted by disaster or conflict.
Update September 16, 2015: Congress has introduced a budget bill that includes restored funding for ILAB programs to fight child labor! Your actions and prayers made it happen. Thank you. We want to say thank you to our advocates. In addition to making phone calls and having meetings, you have sent over 15,000 emails to … Read More
Update: Wednesday, June 24, late afternoon Congress appointed Molly Phee U.S. Ambassador to South Sudan. Thank you for all your phone calls! In a just-released report, South Sudan topped the list of the world’s most fragile states for the second year in a row. World Vision’s policy adviser for child protection Jessica Bousquette, shares why … Read More
On January 27, 2015, UNICEF (the United Nations Emergency Fund for Children) announced the release of 280 children from an armed group in South Sudan. February 10, 2015, 300 more children were released. Many of these children had been part of this group for years. On February 21, 2015, an armed group abducted 89 boys … Read More