Coming Together to Support Girls on Day of the Girl

October 12, 2017By WV AdvocacyGender Equity 1 Comment

On the International Day of the Girl Child, World Vision, CARE, Save the Children, the World Bank, AGE Africa, and the FGM Network joined members of Congress for the Overcoming Challenges, Empowering Girls event to address challenges and opportunities for gender equality worldwide. Around the world, girls face significant challenges to their safety and well-being, … Read More

Hope for Refugee Girls on Day of the Girl

October 11, 2017By WV AdvocacyChild Education, Gender Equity, Refugee Crisis 1 Comment

Around the world, girls face significant challenges to their safety and well-being. On the International Day of the Girl Child, World Vision, CARE, Save the Children, the World Bank, AGE Africa, and the FGM Network joined members of Congress for the Overcoming Challenges, Empowering Girls event to address challenges and opportunities for gender equality worldwide. Learn about these … Read More

Fleeing Home: A Refugee Story

October 5, 2017By WV AdvocacyFragile Contexts, Refugee Crisis No Comments

Over 60 million people in the world today have been forcibly displaced from their homes by conflict and strife. Click on the photo below to meet Sarah and Hani, two Syrian refugees who are living in fragile contexts, and learn about their experience as refugees, memories of home, and dreams of the future. Photo: Eight-year-old Syrian … Read More

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