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Through a loophole in the 2008 Child Soldier Prevention Act, the Obama administration is opting to issue waivers to some offending countries rather than hold them accountable for actively recruiting or using children in their armed forces.
Today the U.S. released the list of countries that will lose military assistance in 2015 because of their use of child soldiers. However, military aid to continue to flow to some countries actively recruiting or using children in their armed forces.
October 1 is our annual Day of Prayer. World Vision staff members across the globe join together for a day dedicated to praying for the children and communities we serve, and the donors who make our work possible. Hear about the role prayer has played in our organization for 64 years.
As news breaks about airstrikes in Syria, World Vision is gravely concerned about the impact of the Syrian crisis on a generation of children. 1.5 million children have now fled Syria. Twice that number remain, many under direct threat of violence.
World Vision — a long-time member of the Small Enterprise Education and Promotion Network (SEEP) — has been chosen as SEEP Member of the Year for continuing leadership in increasing economic opportunities for people living in poverty
World Vision senior policy advisor for child protection, Jesse Eaves, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives' Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission on ending the use of child soldiers.
Beginning today, September 22, "One City / One Cause / One Week" will rally the generous people of Seattle around a flash philanthropy campaign to build a clinic and hospital that will save thousands of women's and children's lives in Southern Zambia.
Testimony of Jesse Eaves, Senior Policy Advisor for Child Protection, World Vision U.S., before the U.S. House of Representatives: Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Hearing on Ending the Use of Child Soldiers, September 19, 2014.