Armed Conflict, No Place for a Child

Armed Conflict, No Place for a Child

February 15, 2017By Zoey WilsonProtecting Children No Comments

In January, Congress received over 14 thousand emails, phone calls, and tweets from World Vision advocates asking the U.S. government to make ending violence against children in all forms, including trafficking, child labor, and children fighting in armed conflict, a priority. Today, February 15, some of those members who received messages will be attending a panel in … Read More

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Advocacy Symbolizes Love Too

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Advocacy Symbolizes Love Too

February 14, 2017By Guest AuthorBiblical Call to Advocacy No Comments

By Caryn Wright, Advocacy Integration and Campaigns Intern  It is the season of candy hearts, chocolate kisses, and Valentine’s cards — with “approximately 150 million Valentine’s Day cards exchanged annually, this makes Valentine’s Day the second most popular card-sending holiday after Christmas,” according to the History Channel. However, this day can often feel flat and … Read More

Influencing Congress

Influencing Congress

February 1, 2017By Christina BradicResources, Talking to Congress 1 Comment

What keeps you from contacting Congress? What we most often get asked is, “Does it matter?” or “Will I be heard?” The short answer is yes. Every message matters in some way and has an impact. The real question is, how will your message be the most effective? Cokie Roberts is a political columnist and … Read More

Closer Steps to a Better Future

Closer Steps to a Better Future

January 31, 2017By Guest AuthorChild Education No Comments

By: Mung, Daniel Gin Sian “It took an hour [long] walk to reach school. We had to [wade] through deep sewage during the rains. Stray dogs also followed us,” says 8-year-old Seema, who lives with her grandmother in a village in Tonk, Rajasthan, India. These were only some of the dangers she and her friends … Read More

Reclaimed Cities

Reclaimed Cities

January 25, 2017By Stephanie HammondRefugee Crisis No Comments

Written by Stephanie Hammond, Policy Advisor for Conflicts and Disasters and Julie Stewart, Humanitarian Policy Intern As the battle to retake Mosul continues, urgent action is needed to allow children to resume their educations. Take action by sending an email to Congress now. Information about the ongoing military campaign to retake the city of Mosul, Iraq … Read More

A Note on Confirmation Hearings

A Note on Confirmation Hearings

January 13, 2017By Lisa BosForeign Assistance 2 Comments

You’ve likely seen or heard about the current flurry of activity in the U.S. Senate, beginning the confirmation process for President-elect Trump’s cabinet nominees. These are the people that will have leadership roles in the Administration — either heading up an agency or department or serving in another critical advisory role to the President. As … Read More

In Remembrance: A Stone of Hope

In Remembrance: A Stone of Hope

January 13, 2017By Zoey WilsonBiblical Call to Advocacy No Comments

“Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.” From the “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington, D.C. on August 28, 1963. On Monday, January 16, we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. In remembrance of King’s civil rights activism in the 1950s and ’60s, we want to honor his work by taking a walk through his … Read More

Breaking from Convention: Hem’s Story

Breaking from Convention: Hem’s Story

January 11, 2017By Guest AuthorProtecting Children No Comments

By Nissi Thapa Globally, 11 percent of girls are married before they are 15. This often means that they drop out of school, don’t work, and are at greater risk of complications due to pregnancy and childbirth. But World Vision is working to stop this through local advocacy programs that educate communities about the harm early … Read More