News & Stories

Child Labor

From the Field

What you need to know about child labor

Child labor is work that deprives children of their childhood, their potential and their dignity, and is harmful to physical and mental development. As many as 152 million children worldwide are engaged in child labor. Let’s break this topic down — in photos.

Prayers

Matthew 25: Protecting children through prayer

Child labor and exploitation, female genital mutilation (FGM), and human trafficking are among the greatest evils in the world. Pray with us for an end to all harm against children and for World Vision’s work to protect children.

From the Field

How World Vision does child protection around the world

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.

Voices

Podcast with former White House staffer Michael Wear

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.