Coming Together to Support Girls on Day of the Girl

October 12, 2017By WV AdvocacyGender Equality 1 Comment

On the International Day of the Girl Child, World Vision, CARE, Save the Children, the World Bank, AGE Africa, and the FGM Network joined members of Congress for the Overcoming Challenges, Empowering Girls event to address challenges and opportunities for gender equality worldwide. Around the world, girls face significant challenges to their safety and well-being, … Read More

Hope for Refugee Girls on Day of the Girl

October 11, 2017By WV AdvocacyChild Education, Gender Equality, Refugee Crisis 1 Comment

Around the world, girls face significant challenges to their safety and well-being. On the International Day of the Girl Child, World Vision, CARE, Save the Children, the World Bank, AGE Africa, and the FGM Network joined members of Congress for the Overcoming Challenges, Empowering Girls event to address challenges and opportunities for gender equality worldwide. Learn about these … Read More

Fleeing Home: A Refugee Story

October 5, 2017By WV AdvocacyFragile Contexts, Refugee Crisis No Comments

Over 60 million people in the world today have been forcibly displaced from their homes by conflict and strife. Click on the photo below to meet Sarah and Hani, two Syrian refugees who are living in fragile contexts, and learn about their experience as refugees, memories of home, and dreams of the future. Photo: Eight-year-old Syrian … Read More

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

September 26, 2017By WV AdvocacyAct, Protecting Children 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

September 20, 2017By WV AdvocacyAct, Making History, Protecting Children 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!

September 12, 2017By WV AdvocacyChild Education, Making History, News 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

Healthy Kids Make Happy Families

September 8, 2017By WV AdvocacyAct, Healthy Moms and Kids No Comments

Wednesday, September 13 is Bump Day — a day to raise awareness for maternal and child health globally. Around the world, 16,000 children die from preventable causes every day, but we have tools and interventions that can help. In the Kiboga District of Uganda, Dr. Martin Kabuye has seen not only the positive effects of … Read More

One Call to Support Foreign Assistance

September 5, 2017By WV AdvocacyAct, Foreign Assistance 2 Comments

Today, join our call-in day for U.S. foreign assistance. It’s Congress’ first day back from recess and there are rumors that they will be making decisions on the Federal Budget for FY18 this week, including U.S. foreign assistance. Ask them to reject any cuts to these life-saving programs today. 1 Call, 1 Minute Calling Congress … Read More