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Children and teens whose families live in poverty are often persuaded to go seek work with promises of steady pay. Tragically, as Khamsieng’s story illustrates, they often end up in a vicious cycle of exploitation.
World Vision’s Campaign For Every Child seeks to fill the funding gap as federal budget cuts and economic woes bring less money to urgently-needed programs for clean water, health services, and child protection.
After two years of fighting, the prolonged conflict in Syria risks leaving an entire generation of children scarred for life, says a new UNICEF report.
Fear compels parents to marry off their daughters in areas of conflict or disaster, says a new World Vision report.
Congress has passed the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act, a comprehensive law to combat human trafficking in the United States and globally. It now goes to the White House for final approval by the president.
In observance of International Women’s Day on March 8, World Vision is pleased to launch “Strong Women, Strong World,” a new initiative supporting sustainable change in some of the most difficult places in the world to be a girl or a woman.
World Vision has partnered with 10x10, a campaign aimed at promoting the education and empowerment of girls. The story of Habtam in Ethiopia illustrates how girls in developing countries are often not valued — and how child sponsorship can help. Ethiopia is one of the countries highlighted in the 10x10 feature film, Girl Rising.
Only about 5 percent of chocolate sold worldwide is certified to be free of exploitative child labor.