In 2021, the world continued to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic along with wars and political unrest. Refugees and displaced peoples fled violence. Natural disasters spread destruction in their wake. But there were also small and big moments of joy to celebrate. See what World Vision’s communicators captured in this extraordinary year.
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.
Kolab is a child trafficking survivor in Cambodia, now on the road to a full life; but millions of other children like Kolab are still vulnerable.
Jessica Bousquette traveled to the Dominican Republic to research how the U.S. government could continue to partner with the Dominican government to address modern-day slavery. She felt overwhelming thankfulness for the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA), the largest piece of human rights legislation to ever pass Congress.