No Lost Generation: Empowering Young People Affected by Conflict in Iraq and Syria

December 4, 2017By Whitney YoungProtecting Children, Refugee Crisis No Comments

“What is the aim of this Congress? And what will happen for us next?” asked 19-year-old Hameed to a captive audience in the U.S. Capitol building. Over live video stream from the Harsham IDP (Internally Displaced People) and refugee camp in Iraq, Hameed (19), Yasmeen (13), and Mohamed (16), shared the hardships they experienced when … Read More

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

Ending Violence Against Children: What You Need to Know

October 30, 2017By WV AdvocacyAbout, Child Education, Protecting Children, Refugee Crisis No Comments

Check out our interactive guide on ending violence against children. With over 1 billion children affected, we must find a solution to protect these children from harm. Photo: Syrian refugee children head home on the World Vision bus after a fun day at the Child Friendly Space and Early Childhood Education Center. Near Zahle’ in … 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

House Passes Anti-Trafficking Bill!

July 13, 2017By Christina BradicAct, Making History, Protecting Children 1 Comment

Yesterday afternoon, the House passed the Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2017 (TVPRA) without objection! Since the bill was introduced in April, advocates have continually reached out to their Representatives communicating the importance of this bill, especially for the more than 20 million people in the world who are trafficked and … Read More

Spotlight on Human Trafficking and Child Protection

July 6, 2017By WV AdvocacyLearn about Advocacy, Protecting Children 2 Comments

Join us on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, from 12:00-1:00 pm PST // 3:00-4:00 pm EST for an informative conference call on human trafficking and child protection. Trafficking, one form of violence against children, can have a long-lasting impact on the health, development, and education of a child.  In this conference call, you will hear from Rahsaan Graham … Read More