|Promote gender equality & the empowerment of women|
Goal 3: Ensure that women and girls are able to reach their God-given potential.
Community education: Our culturally sensitive staff promotes recognition of the inherent value of girls and trains women to advocate for their rights and be leaders in their communities.
Health care: Along with basic health care, World Vision offers prenatal, nutrition, and hygiene classes.
Combating child sex tourism: World Vision has launched a campaign in partnership with U.S. and local law enforcement to combat the sexual exploitation of children by Americans in developing countries.
Recovery from exploitation: World Vision operates residential shelters to provide girls abused in the sex trade with assistance such as counseling, health care, education, and job training and placement.
Advocacy: World Vision advocates for girls’ education to ensure they have the same opportunity as boys to attend school and develop their potential. World Vision also seeks to reduce the vulnerability of girls and women to HIV through advocacy at the local, national, and international level.
Education and training: World Vision provides education, training, and literacy classes specifically for older women who are often overlooked. In displacement camps where there is a great need for psychosocial care, these classes help women work through past trauma. Women benefit from the healing of old wounds and the chance to move beyond these experiences to a future with more opportunity.
Microlending: World Vision provides small loans to the entrepreneurial poor. Most World Vision loan recipients are women, who consistently use their extra income to increase the well-being of their children. Women in these households have increased opportunity and decision-making power, which is a benefit to the whole family. Families who receive small loans report better family health, an increase in their business earnings, and the ability to spend more on food, medicine, and education.
Eradicate Extreme Poverty & Hunger
Achieve Universal Primary Education
Promote Gender Equality & the Empowerment of Women
Reduce Child Mortality
Reduce Maternal Mortality
Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and Other Diseases
Ensure Environmental Sustainability
Develop a Global Partnership for Development