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

Murky Web of Trafficking

June 12, 2017By Guest AuthorProtecting Children No Comments

This is part four of a four-part series taking a deeper dive into child protection efforts in India. A group of concerned volunteers known as the child protection unit works together to protect children from child labor, child marriage, and child trafficking through education. By Annila Harris Completing their check-up of Reshma, child protection unit members … Read More

Without Education, There is No Dignity

June 8, 2017By Guest AuthorProtecting Children No Comments

This is part three of a four-part series taking a deeper dive into child protection efforts in India. A group of concerned volunteers known as the child protection unit works together to protect children from child labor, child marriage, and child trafficking through education. By Annila Harris Exiting the main street of the community, Sandeep and … Read More

The Child Labor Saga

June 5, 2017By Guest AuthorProtecting Children No Comments

This is part two of a four-part series taking a deeper dive into child protection efforts in India. A group of concerned volunteers known as the child protection unit works together to protect children from child labor, child marriage, and child trafficking through education. By Annila Harris Whether it is because of where they were … Read More