Children and young people around the world are taking action to create a safer world for themselves and their peers.
These young Changemakers continue to amaze us with their passion and efforts as agents of change in their communities. It’s truly awe-inspiring to see the advocacy work they're doing to end violence against children.
We want you to meet some of our Changemakers. We hope you'll be inspired to join together with them and support their efforts - and be a global Changemaker too!
Meet our Global Changemakers
We asked these incredible Changemakers some questions about themselves and their advocacy work. We were captivated by their thoughtful and profound answers. Discover what makes them so passionate about ending violence against children and what they're doing to mobilise support around the world.
Q&A with AmyMeet Amy
Q&A with BarackMeet Barack
Q&A with CarlosMeet Carlos
Q&A with ClaraMeet Clara
Q&A with DolaMeet Dola
Q&A with EmileneMeet Emilene
Q&A with EsmeraldaMeet Esmeralda
Q&A with GenovevaMeet Genoveva
Q&A with IgliMeet Igli
Q&A with Jakaringan Cinema TeamMeet Jakaringan Cinema Team
Q&A with JasonMeet Jason
Q&A with KatherineMeet Katherine
Q&A with LahooMeet Lahoo
Q&A with Mara and AlexandraMeet Mara and Alex
Q&A with MiradieMeet Miradie
Peace Builders MovementMeet Peace Builders Movement
Q&A with SanjidaMeet Sanjida
Q&A with SarafinaMeet Sarafina
Q&A with ShamimaMeet Shamima
Q&A with Yeon-seoMeet Yeon-seo
Get the word out
Call on leaders - to partner with Changemakers to end violence against children.
Amplify - the voices of young Changemakers around the world through social media and encourage young people around you to be the change.
Tell us - what makes you a Changemaker, or share about a Changemaker you know! Tag @WorldVision and join a community of #Changemakers making a real difference around the world #ItTakesAWorld
Share - your platform and repost videos of the Changemakers to help them be heard. For example: “Today, I’m giving up my platform to #Changemakers like [Name], who are fighting to end violence against children. Share their stories on your platform and let’s amplify their voices. They need to be heard. #ItTakesAWorld”
We work for justice for children through advocacy and global campaigns.
We believe in the power of one voice — its ability to do the impossible, overcome inequality, challenge harmful behaviours and call for justice for children. We mobilise, amplify and harness voices – especially those of children – across the world to call for what is right, what is fair and what is just.
Young Changemakers are mobilising actions around the world to end violence against children through our global campaign It takes a world. We hope to affirm and celebrate them as agents of change. We want to recognise their contribution and leadership in advocating for ending violence against children and in influencing changes in policies and practices at local, regional and global levels.
Let’s come together to amplify the voices of young Changemakers and support their calls for real and lasting actions that will bring an end to violence against children.
We want to change the way the world works for children and create lasting, sustainable impact. We believe all children should be valued, listened to, included and nurtured within peaceful, reconciled and equal families, communities and societies.
We believe that children and young people can play a significant role as agents of transformation with the capability to engage in decision-making processes.
Children and young people have the right to freely express their views and there is an obligation to listen to children’s views. At World Vision, we consider child and youth’s meaningful, safe, and appropriate participation a key strategic priority for ensuring sustained child well-being and creating democratic societies with informed and engaged citizens.
End violence against children
Over 1 billion children are affected by violence. It destroys their dignity, their rights, their potential and their future.
We’re relentlessly taking action to end violence against children - highlighting when it occurs, empowering young people to speak out and holding those responsible to account.
Together we can make a safer world for children.