In 2017, World Vision donor Lyné Brown met a girl who was entering World Vision’s child protection program in Bangladesh. Lyné heard heartbreaking stories of hardship. But in 2018, she revisited that same girl and saw the transformation with her own eyes.
Child-Friendly Spaces provide a safe space for children during emergencies such as conflict, natural disaster, or potentially exploitative situations.
Here are basic facts and FAQs about Central America migration, how World Vision addresses root causes of poverty there, and how you can help. One program raising promise among vulnerable youth in Central America is Youth Ready. Through this approach, we help young people discover their potential, develop specific career and life skills, establish support networks, build character and confidence, and plan for their future in their communities. This is work is made possible, largely because of child sponsorship.
Every child, regardless of age, race, gender, wealth, or birthplace, has a basic right to live free of fear and want. Yet millions of children have their child rights denied and their childhoods stolen from them by abuse, exploitation, or slavery.
Babu, 11, and Sabbir, 7, used to spend their days carrying heavy bags in Bangladesh. Because of World Vision’s child protection work, the boys are now attending school.
Child marriage is a violation of human rights. Marrying as a child compromises a girl’s development and severely limits her opportunities in life. Get the child marriage facts and learn how you can help end it.
650 million women alive today were child brides, and millions of girls are at risk of marriage each year. For many, child marriage means a life of hardship, ill health, and low educational achievement. Find out the 10 worst countries in the world for child marriage and how to help prevent it.