A world where children are safe and secure
Violence against children is a critical concern for the most vulnerable girls and boys everywhere that World Vision works. Children who experience violence are often left with long-lasting negative social, emotional, mental, physical and spiritual consequences.
Over 1 billion children suffer violence every year costing the world US$7 trillion, far more than the cost of preventing violence. Child marriage, child labour, and corporal punishment still affect children on a daily basis. Children with disabilities also suffer disproportionately, and are more likely to be neglected or physically, emotionally, and sexually abused. Emergencies and conflict situations exacerbate or create new child protection concerns.
At World Vision, we focus on preventing violence against children from happening in the first place, responding to violence when it does occur, and restoring children who have been affected to a state of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being.
We use a systems approach to address root causes of violence against girls and boys, by empowering key actors to work together to strengthen a protective environment that cares for and supports all children, especially the most vulnerable girls and boys.
Our Approach: A systems approach to child protection
At World Vision we take a systems approach to prevent violence against children. We empower and collaborate with whole communities and different parts of the child protection system to create a safe, supportive atmosphere for all children, particularly the most vulnerable.
Empower boys and girls
Through positive youth development & asset building to be influential protection actors in their environment through parenting supports and services.
Through parenting supports and services so that families respect, nurture and protect all girls and boys.
Partner with communities
Through sustained dialogue & collective action to promote positive norms and protective behavior toward girls and boys.
Catalyze faith communities
Through mobilization and capacity building to be safe for boys and girls, and transform social norms that cause harm to them.
Through social accountability at all levels to take appropriate measures to ensure the protection of girls and boys