Pray for Your Leaders

Pray for Your Leaders

November 16, 2017By Zoey WilsonBible Verses 1 Comment

There are 535 men and women who serve as our members of Congress and these are just some of our country’s leaders. People who are government leaders, whether members of Congress, the President, the Cabinet, or even state representatives, are faced with difficult decisions daily in addition to balancing commitments to family and friends. Often, … Read More

What I Learned at the Congressional Prayer Breakfast

What I Learned at the Congressional Prayer Breakfast

October 11, 2017By Christina BradicMaternal and Child health 3 Comments

On Tuesday, October 2, following World Vision’s Day of Prayer, World Vision US partnered with Food for the Hungry, Catholic Relief Services, and Christian Connections for International Health to bring together a bipartisan group of members of Congress, government officials, and pastors, to pray for mothers and children around the globe. The event was opened … Read More

One in Ten – the Need to End Child Labor for Good

One in Ten – the Need to End Child Labor for Good

September 26, 2017By WV AdvocacyChild Protection, Take Action No Comments

By Whitney Young, Child Protection Research Assistant, and Jessica Bousquette, Child Protection Policy Advisor “Some things are just wrong. Child Labor is a brake on sustainable development…its eradication must be pursued with the utmost determination.” –International Labor Organization, Global Estimates of Child Labor: Results and Trends, 2012-2016 On September 19, the International Labor Organization (ILO) … Read More

Update: Trafficking Legislation Moves in the Senate

Update: Trafficking Legislation Moves in the Senate

September 20, 2017By WV AdvocacyChild Protection, News and Reports, Take Action No Comments

Yesterday, the Senate introduced and moved through committee S. 1848: An original bill to amend the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000 to modify the criteria for determining whether countries are meeting the minimum standards for the elimination of human trafficking, and for other purposes. While the title is long, the short story is that … Read More

READ Act Becomes Law!

READ Act Becomes Law!

September 12, 2017By WV AdvocacyChild Education, News and Reports 1 Comment

We often hear about difficulties in Congress and how approval ratings are at a record low. We want to say thank you for realizing that in the midst of the chaos, your voice still matters. Today, largely influenced by your emails, phone calls, and tweets, the Reinforcing Education Accountability in Development (READ) Act – previously named … Read More

A Life Like Mine

A Life Like Mine

August 22, 2017By Guest AuthorRefugees 3 Comments

By Andrew Olson I looked down the barrel of the long gun inches from the bus window, jolted into alertness from the hazy slumber of our bus trip to the Za’atari Refugee Camp, located just South of the Syria-Jordan border. The tank was a slightly ironic sight outside a camp filled with people who had … Read More

A child refugee finds hope after loss

A child refugee finds hope after loss

August 7, 2017By WV AdvocacyChild Education, Refugees 1 Comment

Globally, there are more than 25 million refugees in the world, about half of  whom are children. What does this mean for these children, their childhoods, and their futures? Learn about the hope, protection, and opportunity that education can bring a child refugee and how one bill currently in Congress can help — especially for … Read More

House Passes Anti-Trafficking Bill!

House Passes Anti-Trafficking Bill!

July 13, 2017By Christina BradicChild Protection, News and Reports, Take Action 1 Comment

Yesterday afternoon, the House passed the Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2017 (TVPRA) without objection! Since the bill was introduced in April, advocates have continually reached out to their Representatives communicating the importance of this bill, especially for the more than 20 million people in the world who are trafficked and … Read More