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Child Protection

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When children give birth to children

In Uganda, 16-year-old Jane is a child who gave birth to a child, then faced a choice: pursue her education and dreams or focus on motherhood. Thanks to the love and support she has around her, Jane has been able to do both!

Voices

The importance of play when violence displaces childhood

In times of crisis, World Vision establishes Child-Friendly Spaces where children can go and feel safe, begin recovering from trauma, and learn to play again. Read how play is crucial for children’s learning and recovery.

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Let’s end FGM: How to fundraise for your passion on Facebook

A school in Kenya is helping protect young girls from FGM and child marriage. This cause is a passion for blogger Breegan Jane, who recently met at-risk girls and calls them “some of the bravest I’ve ever encountered.” See how Breegan is fundraising to protect, educate, and empower more girls — and how you can too!

Prayers

Matthew 25: Prayer for children’s protection

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.

Prayers

Matthew 25: Prayer for children with disabilities

Children with disabilities face barriers that often hinder them from receiving proper nutrition, humanitarian aid, or other basic services. We believe every child deserves the chance to reach their God-given potential. Join us to pray for children with disabilities.

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.