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Jesse Eaves

Senior Policy Advisor for Child Protection

Expertise:  Child soldiers  |  Child trafficking  |  Child labor  |  N. Uganda recovery (#Kony2012)


Eaves coordinates the advocacy portfolio for World Vision's many offices around the globe for issues of child protection that include:

  • child soldiers
  • exploitative child labor
  • child trafficking
  • child sexual exploitation

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Jesse Eaves, Senior Policy Advisor for Child Protection

About Jesse Eaves

Jesse Eaves is the Senior Policy Advisor for Child Protection at World Vision in Washington, D.C. The son of missionaries, Jesse spent parts of his childhood in the Philippines and Uganda watching his parents take part in community building projects. After receiving his masters' degree from Northwestern University, Jesse moved to Uganda, where he worked with an organization called Hands In Service based in Soroti, Uganda. He was an assistant project manager for a community development project building a secondary school in the oldest camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the country.

Eaves then worked as the Operations Manager for Invisible Children in Gulu, Uganda where he worked with war-affected communities to create a school-rebuilding and community empowerment and development program that provided water and sanitation, technology, and improved access to education.

Eaves coordinates the advocacy portfolio for World Vision's many offices around the globe for issues of child protection that include child soldiers, exploitative child labor, child trafficking, and child sexual exploitation. Through his advocacy efforts, Eaves works to educate and empower Americans to take a stand for child protection and attempts to ensure that U.S. policymakers know how they can help to protect vulnerable children around the world.

07/24/2014 World Vision: Child protection expert testifies before Congress on fighting modern-day slavery
07/24/2014 New York Times: U.S. religious leaders embrace cause of immigrant children
07/09/2014 Kansas City InfoZine: Senators search for ways to end East Asian human trafficking
07/08/2014 World Vision: Child protection expert to Senate: Trafficking in Persons Report a 'critical tool' to fight modern-day slavery
04/15/2013 CNN Freedom Project: Campaigner: We can see the finish line
01/15/2013 CNN Freedom Project: A life saved: How a U.S. law helps fight slavery
10/02/2012 Fox News (VIDEO): Partisan gridlock endangering human trafficking legislation?
08/20/2012 Fox News (VIDEO): Urgent call to end slavery and human trafficking
03/19/2012 CBN (VIDEO): Beyond Kony — Child soldiers widespread in Africa
03/13/2012 Fox News (VIDEO): Kids living in terror
02/23/2012 The White House (VIDEO): Counter-trafficking in persons policy (Start watching at 46:39)
09/14/2011 CNN Freedom Project: Urge U.S. Congress to reauthorize the Trafficking Victims Protection Act
09/05/2011 Foreign Policy blog by Josh Robin: Congress strikes back against Obama's child soldiers waivers
06/03/2011 CSPAN: A global perspective on child protection
11/17/2010 CBN: Child Soldier waiver angers human rights groups (Interview with Jesse Eaves)
10/28/2010 New York Times: 4 nations with child soldiers, keep U.S. aid
02/01/2010 CBN: Haiti detains missionaries for child trafficking
05/18/2009 Christian Post: Economic crisis pushing more children into forced labor