Both family separation and detention — unaccompanied or as a family — have proven toxic for children’s overall development and long-term well-being.
More than 28 million children were forced to leave their homes in 2016 alone. Unfortunately, these numbers are a part of a growing trend.
As a Christian organization, we believe God calls us to be His co-workers in defending the vulnerable, the marginalized, and the powerless.
Over the last six months, we have provided you with prayer points for things related to advocating for God’s children around the world. From praying for child protection and maternal and child health to praying for our leaders and other advocates, we accomplish more when relying on God through prayer. We hope you continue to … Read More
Half of the world’s children are affected by violence. Prayer is the strongest tool we have to protect children, followed by our voice — an expression of our will to not let any child be forgotten. In 1950, World Vision founder Bob Pierce joined pastors on the Korean peninsula. Together they prayed during the volatile … Read More
On February 12, the Administration released its budget proposal for FY19. While this budget is not binding, it does lay out the White House’s priorities and may influence the decisions Congress makes. To uphold World Vision’s mission, including to follow our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in working with the poor and oppressed, promote human transformation, … Read More
Did you know? Nearly 90 percent of Congress publicly claims faith in Christ. This means that people of faith not only have significant influence with these leaders, but also an incredible opportunity to minister to them, connecting with their hearts as much as their minds. How do you do this? Through relational advocacy. Why It … Read More
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
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
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