42% of all children in Asia Pacific (in the countries where WV has programmes) suffer from physical abuse.
29% suffer from sexual abuse and violence.
South Asia has the highest rates of child marriage in the world.
Children who experience violence suffer from long-lasting negative social, emotional, mental, physical and spiritual consequences.
We teach communities about child rights, galvanising families to keep children safe. And we speak out for children in the global halls of power, pressing for decisions that shield and empower them.
We don’t just help children out of dangerous situations. We work with and among communities to address the root causes of violence that often lead to abuse, exploitation, trafficking, and other forms of violence against children. Our community-led systems approach to ending violence, combined with World Vision's global campaign, It Takes a World to End Violence is catalysing a global movement of people committed to keeping children safe from harm.
World Vision uses a systems approach to address the root causes of violence against children by empowering key actors who work together to create a protective environment that cares for and supports all children regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender as a demonstration of Christ's unconditional love for all people.
Globally, because of our community-focused solutions, for every child you help, 4 more children benefit, too. Across the Asia Pacific, we’re able to impact more than 9 children for every child supported.
Our Impact across Asia Pacific in 2020
Stories of Hope
So when Eka’s parents began to arrange a marriage for her to a man at least 20 years older than her, she had the confidence and knowledge to say no....
World Vision in the Philippines is helping address the concern of potential abuse cases by strengthening information awareness of key community...
With the efforts from the government, World Vision, local partners, faith leaders, community and children themselves, Lakhantari was child marriage...
Grace, 17, a former World Vision sponsored child, lives with her parents and her sister in Hmawbi, Yangon Region, Myanmar, where her father pastors a...