World Day Against Child Labor

June 12, 2015By WV AdvocacyProtecting Children 1 Comment

Today is World Day Against Child Labor. When young Latha’s mother became sick, she found herself responsible for caring for her younger brothers and was forced to drop out of school. To help her family, she began working 12-plus hours a day as a laborer at a local matchstick factory. Watch her story and how … Read More

Girls Count Act Reintroduced!

March 24, 2015By WV AdvocacyProtecting Children No Comments

Visiting a doctor; going to school; opening a bank account; owning property; getting married— all things that we generally take for granted, but things that millions will never have the opportunity to do because they lack a simple piece of paper— a birth certificate. Globally, one in three children— 230 million— under the age of … Read More

Today is Human Rights Day

December 10, 2013By WV AdvocacyProtecting Children No Comments

Twenty years ago today, an unprecedented number of countries and partners came together in Vienna to adopt the Vienna Declaration of Human Rights. Throughout the years, the United Nations has held summits recognizing the rights of different groups of people. Known as mandates, these are the rights that UN peacekeepers recognize and commit to protecting. Here … Read More

“It’s like we are no one.”

December 3, 2013By Guest AuthorProtecting Children 1 Comment

A Human Rights Issue is a Child Health Issue. By James Pedrick, Community Engagement Manager for World Vision Youth, and Christina Bradic, Beyond 5. Normally on Beyond 5, we talk about maternal and child health issues, but today we wanted to fill you in on a situation happening right now in the Dominican Republic.  People … Read More

Movies in July: Brownstones to Red Dirt

July 12, 2013By WV AdvocacyProtecting Children No Comments

Kids from Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy projects and orphans from Sierra Leone’s brutal civil war have one thing in common: no one gives them a chance. Brownstones to Red Dirt, a feature-length documentary, tells the story of how these “lost” groups find one another through a pen pal program that not only shapes their lives, but also … Read More