Advocacy is an essential element of World Vision’s work, alongside long-term community development and emergency responses. It is about challenging and changing the policies, systems, structures, practices and attitudes that make it difficult for vulnerable children and their families to escape living in poverty. World Vision advocates at the local, national, regional and global levels, informed by our experience working with communities. From lobbying at global conferences such as the G8 to working with children, parents and leaders in communities where we operate, advocacy at World Vision is an integrated effort.
Our advocacy is informed and driven by the children and communities we serve. Child Health Now, World Vision’s five-year global advocacy campaign, is active in more than 40 countries and in 2012 continued to be a force for change, inspiring more than two million people around the world to take actions to show they care about ensuring children survive to the age of five. We believe that together, we can help end six million deaths of children under the age of five every year by moving the political will of world leaders.