Hope Found in the Name of Jesus

Hope Found in the Name of Jesus

December 19, 2017By Guest AuthorBiblical Call to Advocacy No Comments

This Advent season we are reflecting on the different candles of the Advent wreath. Advocate and pastor Bob Bouwer considers the fourth candle of Advent, hope, for part four of our five-part series. By Bob Bouwer This Advent season I have been thinking about the story of Joseph and his unique situation. What was he thinking? … Read More

No Lost Generation: Empowering Young People Affected by Conflict in Iraq and Syria

No Lost Generation: Empowering Young People Affected by Conflict in Iraq and Syria

December 4, 2017By Whitney YoungProtecting Children, Refugee Crisis No Comments

“What is the aim of this Congress? And what will happen for us next?” asked 19-year-old Hameed to a captive audience in the U.S. Capitol building. Over live video stream from the Harsham IDP (Internally Displaced People) and refugee camp in Iraq, Hameed (19), Yasmeen (13), and Mohamed (16), shared the hardships they experienced when … Read More

One Stop to Support Survivors of Gender-Based Violence

December 2, 2017By WV AdvocacyGender Equity, Violence Against Women and Girls No Comments

We are mid-way through the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. In Zambia, 47 percent of women report having experienced physical violence by an intimate partner. World Vision, with a grant from USAID, is implementing One Stop Centers to help victims of gender-based violence get the care they need to recover. Watch this video to … Read More

Christmas Wrap-up

Christmas Wrap-up

November 30, 2017By Christina BradicAct, Foreign Assistance, Healthy Moms and Kids, Protecting Children No Comments

In this season of giving, don’t neglect your greatest gift of all: your voice. You and other advocates have come together this year to build relationships with Congress, impact policies that affect the poor, and pray for people around the world. The results are just one more reason to celebrate as we enter the Christmas season. The best gifts are … Read More

Trading Child Marriage for College Textbooks

Trading Child Marriage for College Textbooks

November 28, 2017By Guest AuthorGender Equity 3 Comments

Harassment is one of many challenges girls and women face in Delhi, a sprawling city of 25 million people where there are problems of safety, vulnerability to violence and exploitation, pollution, and unsanitary or overcrowded living conditions. But empowered by sponsorship, girls in one neighborhood are overcoming poverty and trading child marriage for college textbooks. … Read More