WHAT'S GOING ON: THE BLOG
If you missed the World Vision Advocacy Conference Call: Analysis of the President’s FY18 Proposed Budget earlier this week, you can listen to the recording below. https://www.uberconference.com/getmp3/AMIfv96PcWmQDGQ7JMepZbXOJBDdwPJFzcp2-9eElTjpuGdjVtfL83VzRKF7ZWXYsOpXVxDtW1l7ido4dqaaz7AqzeHoD373BEDURphvkb1vgOF66fopia5uB896_776m-NVoP90DViALriw2EDgshEo6Vf0LvNhTw.mp3 Recording Starts: Amanda Mootz, Advocacy Mobilization Specialist opens the call and introduces the issue — proposed cuts to U.S. foreign assistance; timestamp 04:10 On March 16, the … Read More
Of every U.S. tax dollar, less than one cent goes to U.S. foreign assistance programs. For this one penny, schools are built and communities are encouraged to send children to school, while being given economic opportunities so that they can feel secure to pay school fees and provide for children, without children having to take … Read More
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
Every single member of Congress is on social media. I am going to repeat that – there are 535 ways for you to contact members of Congress on Twitter, 535 ways to contact members of Congress on Facebook, and even a few ways on Instagram, Flickr, and Youtube. To find your members of Congress on social … Read More
Six years of war has torn Syria apart. Violent reactions to peaceful protests throughout the country descended Syria into chaos in early 2011. Syrian children and families have borne the brunt of the conflict’s disastrous consequences. Hundreds of thousands have been killed and more than half of the population — 11 million people — have … Read More
One question that comes up often when it comes to contacting Congress is, can I just write a letter? The simple answer is yes – a handwritten note sent to an office via letter or postcard has the same impact as an email or phone call. Someone in the office looks at every piece of … Read More
A: Food for Peace is a program that has benefitted approximately three billion people over the past six decades – predominately women and children, and in more than 150 countries. We are not sure why this valuable program that improves nutrition, the ability for children to learn, and increases security and stability is rumored to … Read More
It doesn’t matter where you live — simply raising your voice through advocacy can make an impact whether you live in rural Uganda or in the United States. Learn how one community in Uganda advocated for better health and how you can join them by advocating for the re-introduction of the Reach Every Mother and … Read More
Click here to take action now because International Women’s Day is a day to #BeBoldForChange. Two out of three. Two-thirds of the people who live in poverty around the world are women. And this should concern us all. “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” –African … Read More
Poverty-focused foreign assistance
While most Americans estimate that foreign assistance comprises 26% of the U.S. budget, it actually accounts for less than 1% of federal spending — but positively impacts millions who live in extreme poverty globally. Each dollar translates into lives saved for those who live in poverty.
Currently, one in every 113 people in the world is a refugee, and the conflict in Syria has contributed to the largest refugee crisis since WWII. We’re educating members of Congress about the refugees’ realities in the region and working to maximize humanitarian aid to those in desperate need.
Globally, 85 million children are trapped in dirty, dangerous, and degrading jobs – including nearly 8 million in forced labor. We work to promote U.S. foreign policies that protect vulnerable children from exploitation, forced labor, human trafficking, and violence. As a community we speak out to prevent policies that could result in their undue harm to children.
Healthy moms and babies
Every day, nearly 16,000 children under the age of 5 die from preventable causes. Pregnancy and childbirth claim the lives of nearly 300,000 mothers a year. We advocate for U.S. legislation that will help improve the health of mothers and young children where access to life-saving care is limited.
Food Security and Livelihoods
Nearly 800 million people in the world will go to bed tonight without enough food or nourishment. Without this, children cannot grow, learn, or fend off sickness and disease. With the right tools, families and communities can fight hunger. We urge solutions that help families help themselves, and build resilience against future obstacles.