World Vision International

What Others Are Saying

A growing movement of people speaking out to end violence against children

Actor Liam Cunningham from the popular show Game of Thrones has witnessed first hand the plight of Syrian refugees. He's asking all of us to do whatever we can to help end violence against children.

 

Actor, Jerome Flynn from the popular show Game of Thrones calls on all of us to help end violence against children.

 

Marta Santos Pais, UN Special Representative to the Secretary General on violence against children, voices her support to World Vision's global campaign It takes a world to end violence against children.

Susan Bissell, Executive Director for the Global Partnership to end violence against children, voices her support to World Vision's global campaign "It takes a world"

Endorsements

Mike Wessells, Ph.D., Professor at Columbia University

"The world stands at a critical juncture in regard to violence against children. The big question is not whether to respond but how--only a collaborative, systemic approach will work in preventing violence against children. It is time to sound the call for actors at all levels--public and private, Government and civil society, faith-based, community level, family level, and children and youth themselves--to work together in achieving our collective vision of ending violence against children."

Philip Cook, Ph.D., Executive Director of International Institute of Child Rights and Development

"We stand at a time in the history of humanity when there exist both grave and growing threats to children, and unexpected opportunities to protect them from all forms of violence. If we are to succeed in managing these challenges while strategically capitalizing on opportunities, we must creatively build on one of humanity’s greatest assets, our desire to connect and relate. World Vision, with it’s unique network of Faith Leaders, governments, civil society organizations, families and above all children and youth, is well positioned to help build innovative and aspirational coalitions across society and around the world to bring about positive social change for vulnerable children, with a message of hope."

Dorothy Rozga, International Executive Director, ECPAT

“ECPAT International is a global network of civil society organisations exclusively dedicated to ending the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC). During the 2015 UN Sustainable Development Summit, Heads of States and Governments adopted the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and Goals, which includes specific targets to end violence against children, including child sexual exploitation through trafficking, prostitution and pornography. Never in the history of humankind has there been such a high level of political commitment to end the sexual exploitation of children. The achievement of these Sustainable Development Goal targets requires collaborative and collective actions and the child rights community should lead by example in this respect. Therefore ECPAT International is very pleased to join hands with World Vision in their Campaign to end violence against children. ECPAT believes that the World Vision Campaign will make an important contribution towards achieving an end to the sexual exploitation of children.”

Daniela Ligiero, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of Together for Girls

"The scale of violence against children has reached epidemic proportions. Every year, nearly one billion children globally are exposed to some form of violence or exploitation. Every hour matters if we are to break the cycle of violence, and that is why there is such urgency for a comprehensive, multi-sector response to both prevent violence and care for survivors. This response must be driven by greater collaboration between governments, civil society, the private sector and children themselves."

UN Global Compact

“By implementing the Children's Rights and Business Principles, companies can take a variety of actions that contribute to ending violence against children, including taking steps to eradicate child labour in their supply chain, ensuring that products and services are safe for children and helping to raise awareness within the community and the broader public of issues that result in violence against children."

Violence, in all its forms, is the biggest issue affecting children today. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

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