As the world turns its attention to the World Cup, which begins June 14, a World Vision Child-Friendly Space in South Sudan is providing an all-girls soccer program to empower girls to defy gender norms and combat child marriage.
A men’s group in Agra, India, is determined to turn the tide on a human rights violation that is common in their community and around the world: child marriage. Through a World Vision program, they are learning how to create a loving environment for their families and protect girls’ childhoods.
More than half of the world’s children experience some form of violence every year. World Vision protects children and looks out for their well-being by ensuring communities and faith leaders are actively working to identify and support children in need; advocating for children’s rights; and providing for immediate needs, such as emergency shelter and essential care.
World Vision U.S. President Rich Stearns says children need someone to stand up for them so they can have a safe and happy childhood like our own children do. This isn’t the work of Superman or Wonder Woman. We’re the superheroes God wants to repurpose.
With a joyous celebration, teens in rural West Pokot, Kenya, are leaving painful, dangerous female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage behind.
This podcast we talk with Michael Wear, founder of Public Square Strategies and former White House staffer who worked on faith-based initiatives during President Barack Obama’s first term. Wear led evangelical outreach and helped to manage The White House’s engagement on religious and values issues, including adoption and anti-human trafficking efforts.