One in Ten – the Need to End Child Labor for Good

September 26, 2017By WV AdvocacyCall to Action, Protecting Children No Comments

By Whitney Young, Child Protection Research Assistant, and Jessica Bousquette, Child Protection Policy Advisor “Some things are just wrong. Child Labor is a brake on sustainable development…its eradication must be pursued with the utmost determination.” –International Labor Organization, Global Estimates of Child Labor: Results and Trends, 2012-2016 On September 19, the International Labor Organization (ILO) … Read More

Update: Trafficking Legislation Moves in the Senate

September 20, 2017By WV AdvocacyCall to Action, News, Protecting Children No Comments

Yesterday, the Senate introduced and moved through committee S. 1848: An original bill to amend the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000 to modify the criteria for determining whether countries are meeting the minimum standards for the elimination of human trafficking, and for other purposes. While the title is long, the short story is that … Read More

READ Act Becomes Law!

September 12, 2017By WV AdvocacyChild Education, News 4 Comments

We often hear about difficulties in Congress and how approval ratings are at a record low. We want to say thank you for realizing that in the midst of the chaos, your voice still matters. Today, largely influenced by your emails, phone calls, and tweets, the Reinforcing Education Accountability in Development (READ) Act – previously named … Read More

The READ Act Passes in the Senate!

August 2, 2017By WV AdvocacyChild Education, News No Comments

The READ Act, formerly known as the Education for All Act, passed in the Senate this week! Thank you for advocating for this bill’s passage. Now, the House must approve the Senate’s version before the READ Act becomes law. Why the READ Act? Globally, 59 million children of primary school age and 65 million adolescents … Read More

Global Goals: Partnership for the Goals

July 31, 2017By WV AdvocacyGlobal Goals No Comments

Goal #17: Revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development. The final Global Goal, partnership for the goals, ties all the goals together. This goal stands as an important reminder that the success of the Global Goals is dependent on the success of … Read More

Global Goals: Building Community

July 27, 2017By WV AdvocacyGlobal Goals No Comments

Goal #8: DECENT WORK & ECONOMIC GROWTH By Daisy Francis, Senior Researcher and Policy Analyst for World Vision Promote sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all. In many parts of the world, having a job may not be enough to enable you to escape from poverty.  Slow … Read More