Red Hand Day: “If I run out of food, I will go.”

Red Hand Day: “If I run out of food, I will go.”

February 12, 2016By Jessica BousquetteProtecting Children No Comments

Today as we observe Red Hand Day, a day to raise awareness about the use of child soldiers, half of the nearly 60 million displaced people around the world are children. They, like Jeremiah, face risk of abuse, hunger, neglect, exploitation, and other forms of violence as they are separated from their parents or caregivers, as they run out of options for livelihoods and survival, or as education is interrupted by disaster or conflict.

Bringing Hope — A Refugee Story

December 18, 2015By Guest AuthorBiblical Call to Advocacy 4 Comments

She walked for days over countless miles, her belly swollen. The baby within her gave her no peace, stirring and ready to be born. When the time came, uncertainty reigned. She was a stranger there. She wasn’t sure where she could deliver. But on that day as the first cry of her little boy pierced the air, her face broke into a smile. Her hope, her future had entered the world.

Compassion Over Fear

Compassion Over Fear

December 1, 2015By Christina BradicRefugee Crisis 2 Comments

Gracious Lord, awaken us to the needs of Syrian children and their mothers and fathers. Let us not grow weary in doing what is right and good in Your eyes. Remind us to engage on their behalf as we would if it were our own families who were suffering. Help us be advocates for peace … Read More

Contributing a Voice to Reach the Most in Need

Contributing a Voice to Reach the Most in Need

September 25, 2015By Guest AuthorGlobal Goals No Comments

Frank Williams, World Vision International New York City director and United Nations representative, shares why World Vision is participating in the United Nations General Assembly, which begins this week, and the importance of having a voice there. Viewed from U.N. headquarters in New York, where a new Global Development Agenda is being adopted this week … Read More

World Day Against Child Labor

June 12, 2015By WV AdvocacyProtecting Children 1 Comment

Today is World Day Against Child Labor. When young Latha’s mother became sick, she found herself responsible for caring for her younger brothers and was forced to drop out of school. To help her family, she began working 12-plus hours a day as a laborer at a local matchstick factory. Watch her story and how … Read More

Speaking for Children at the G7

June 9, 2015By WV AdvocacyEvents No Comments

In May for the Global Week of Action, advocates from across the country sent a message to President Obama– “This year at the G7 summit, remember mothers and vulnerable children. Do not leave them off the post-2015 agenda.” This past weekend, ahead of the G7 summit, World Vision workers from eight international offices carried your … Read More