Guardians of the Community

Guardians of the Community

June 1, 2017By Guest AuthorChild Protection No Comments

This is part one of a four-part series taking a deeper dive into child protection efforts in India. A group of concerned volunteers known as the child protection unit works together to protect children from child labor, child marriage, and child trafficking through education. By Annila Harris  Against the backdrop of Siliguri, West Bengal’s manic train … Read More

What is (or isn’t) in the President’s Budget?

What is (or isn’t) in the President’s Budget?

May 23, 2017By WV AdvocacyForeign Assistance, Take Action 5 Comments

Today the Administration released its fully detailed proposed budget for FY 2018. In this greater than 1500 page budget directed at Congress, the President addresses ‘reprioritizing Federal spending so that it advances the safety and security of the American people’ along with ‘a moral commitment’ and ‘countering economic stagnation.’ Unfortunately, the budget also includes 32 … Read More

What is Happening in Syria?

What is Happening in Syria?

April 6, 2017By WV AdvocacyRefugees 2 Comments

This week headlines filled with news of a deadly chemical attack in Northern Syria. Many media outlets named it the “worst chemical event in years” and it was labeled “reprehensible” and “atrocious.” The problem is that these labels make the tragedy seem unusual. The truth is that every day lives are lost in Syria — in schools, … Read More

World Water Day: The Impact of Water around the World

World Water Day: The Impact of Water around the World

March 22, 2017By Beth Ann SaraccoClean Water, Food and Nutrition No Comments

By Beth Ann Saracco, policy advisor for food security and livelihoods and Catherine Namwezi, World Vision intern with the Government Relations and Advocacy team Sometimes it is easy to think of issues affecting poverty as individual problems that need to be solved one-by-one, like providing clean water, food security, protection for children, education, and providing … Read More

Closer Steps to a Better Future

Closer Steps to a Better Future

January 31, 2017By Guest AuthorChild Education 1 Comment

By Daniel Gin Sian Mung “It took an hour [long] walk to reach school. We had to [wade] through deep sewage during the rains. Stray dogs also followed us,” says 8-year-old Seema, who lives with her grandmother in a village in Tonk, Rajasthan, India. These were only some of the dangers she and her friends … Read More