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.
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.
The story of Habtam in Ethiopia illustrates how girls in developing countries are often not valued — and how child sponsorship can help empower girls.
Last year, at only 15, Salmina felt that her life was at stake when she was forced to marry a 58-year-old man and leave school. Thanks to a community member who was trained in child protection issues by World Vision, she escaped from the nightmare. Now she is looking forward to going back to school and pursuing her dream of teaching mathematics.
MARCH 1, 2013 — Around the world millions of women and girls lack access to nutrition, education, legal freedom, and healthcare — perpetuating the cycle of poverty. We invite you to pray for the challenges that keep women and girls from reaching their full potential.