As war continues, child marriage in Syria is increasing. Some estimates show rates in 2017 were four times higher than they were before the crisis.
Kids in vulnerable communities face unique challenges in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Without strong coping mechanisms, secondary effects of the virus may create permanent disruption to kids’ lives.
Approximately 4 million refugee children between the ages of 5 and 17 aren’t enrolled in school. This has enormous impact on children’s growth, development, mental health, and lifelong cognitive function.
World Vision’s child marriage report compiles data from four unique contexts and explores the harms of child marriage and what it will take to end it.
Because of his disability, Yadiel had to miss a lot of school and fell behind his classmates. World Vision is helping him make up for lost time.
“Realizing this sad news, I asked God to give me strength and discernment. I remembered the teachings from Channels of Hope…”
“I have increased my self-esteem, my awareness, and now I can support other women that are living in the same conditions of violence…”
DREAMS gave Daisy the courage to go back to school after dropping out. Now she wants to be a teacher and show others the power of girls’ education.
In Uganda, World Vision taught Pricilia to advocate for girls’ education and empowerment. “My dream is to become the first female president of this country.”
Veronica was on the path to early marriage. But now she’s back in the classroom and mentoring other students at school and in her community.