Violence has a negative impact on all aspects of people’s lives— physical, emotional, economic, social, and political—and is a key driver for forced migration from Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. Children, youth, and women suffer the most from the impact of violence. Despite pandemic lockdowns and social distance restrictions—and a slight decrease in homicides—news about homicides, disappearances, and recently, the increase of violence against women and children, make the headlines of country newspapers every day. This diminishes the fragile hope for a better future of the Central American people.
As war continues, child marriage in Syria is increasing. Some estimates show rates in 2017 were four times higher than they were before the crisis.
At 14, Eka learned that her parents were planning her marriage to a man 20 years older. But she wasn’t ready to get married.
In 2016, 152 million children were engaged in child labor. World Vision is working with government organizations to give these children new hope for their future and break the cycle of child labor.
“Realizing this sad news, I asked God to give me strength and discernment. I remembered the teachings from Channels of Hope…”
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 billion children, half the world’s children, are trapped in a cycle experiencing violence themselves. Violence is not just physical – it takes a toll on … Read More