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.
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.
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.
In 2015, World Vision staffer Matt Stephens was in Nepal during the devastating earthquake. Two years later, he returns to witness how the disaster is impacting children and leading to a rise in hazardous child labor.
Pyone is a survivor of human trafficking. After four years trapped in another country, today she is reunited with her family, working to support her daughter, and this past spring told her story so other young women might avoid her horrible experience. Read her story.
Bithi wanted to become a doctor. But poverty forced her into child labor in a garment factory in Bangladesh, making upwards of 480 pairs of pants a day.