Christmas Wrap-up

November 30, 2017By Christina BradicAct, Foreign Assistance, Healthy Moms and Kids, Protecting Children No Comments

In this season of giving, don’t neglect your greatest gift of all: your voice. You and other advocates have come together this year to build relationships with Congress, impact policies that affect the poor, and pray for people around the world. The results are just one more reason to celebrate as we enter the Christmas season. The best gifts are … 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

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