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

The Cost of Cuts

July 7, 2017By WV AdvocacyForeign Assistance 4 Comments

In May, the President released a proposed budget for FY2018 that included cutting foreign assistance accounts by one-third. These cuts would not only break the United States’ long-standing bipartisan commitment to help the world’s most vulnerable people, they would also put the health, security, and prosperity of Americans at risk. The deep and disproportionate cuts … Read More

Spotlight on Human Trafficking and Child Protection

July 6, 2017By WV AdvocacyLearn about Advocacy, Protecting Children 2 Comments

Join us on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, from 12:00-1:00 pm PST // 3:00-4:00 pm EST for an informative conference call on human trafficking and child protection. Trafficking, one form of violence against children, can have a long-lasting impact on the health, development, and education of a child.  In this conference call, you will hear from Rahsaan Graham … Read More

15 Reasons Foreign Assistance is Powerful

June 13, 2017By WV AdvocacyForeign Assistance 1 Comment

If you’ve been with us for a while, you are probably aware that we believe in the power of programs funded by U.S. foreign assistance. Whether we are talking about the benefits of these programs, explaining how they work, or sharing experiences from the field, the effectiveness of these programs is evident. Thanks to funding … Read More

What is (or isn’t in) the President’s Budget?

May 23, 2017By WV AdvocacyCall to Action, Foreign Assistance 5 Comments

Today the Administration released its fully detailed proposed budget for FY 2018. In this greater than 1500 page budget directed at Congress, the President addresses ‘reprioritizing Federal spending so that it advances the safety and security of the American people’ along with ‘a moral commitment’ and ‘countering economic stagnation.’ Unfortunately, the budget also includes 32 … Read More

What is Happening in Syria?

April 6, 2017By WV AdvocacyRefugee Crisis 2 Comments

This week headlines filled with news of a deadly chemical attack in Northern Syria. Many media outlets named it the “worst chemical event in years” and it was labeled “reprehensible” and “atrocious.” The problem is that these labels make the tragedy seem unusual. The truth is that every day lives are lost in Syria — in schools, … Read More