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It Takes A World

To end violence against children

Violence is the world's worst crime against children. It affects around 1.7 billion children every year, in every country, city and community.

Violence against children is a thief that robs kids of their childhoods, dignity, human-rights and God-given potential. It costs trillions of dollars and slows economic growth. 

But it doesn’t need to be this way. There are proven solutions and we believe, with your help, that a world without violence against children is possible. 

World Vision’s campaign, It takes a world to end violence against children, is igniting movements of people committed to keeping children safe from harm. Its name reflects the fact no one person, group or organisation can solve this problem alone.

Our promise? To relentlessly advocate for an end to violence against children. To highlight it when it occurs and hold those responsible to account. To work with survivors to amplify their stories and voices. 

The bottom line is, children deserve better. Let's work together to make sure they to grow up happy, healthy, educated, loved and protected. 

It takes a world has seen presidents, parents, civil society, artists and faith leaders come together with children to call for an end to all forms of violence against children across 40 countries.  

 

President’s foreword: Confronting violence against children

"Every time I visit World Vision projects, I am taken to places where our work must address the damage done by people who inflict violence on children before we can make progress toward our development goals."

Read the entire statement by Kevin J. Jenkins, President and Chief Executive Officer, World Vision International

 

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You can also check out this video, highlighting the role young leaders can play in finding solutions to ending violence against children.

Featured Report

Fears and dreams: turning hope into reality for Syria's children

World Vision have been speaking to Syrian children living in Jordan and Lebanon about their hopes and dreams, where they feel safe, and what they think the world can do to help Syria. We’ve also spoken to these children’s peers.
 
On the eve of the 8th anniversary of the conflict in Syria, over 6 million Syrians are internally displaced and more than 5.6 million have been forced to seek refuge outside of Syria. This report is the result of a series of focus group discussions held with Syrian children living in Jordan and Lebanon in early 2019. We’ve also spoken to these children’s peers in over a dozen peaceful countries. Children everywhere hope to become teachers and doctors, and many worry about war or climate change or losing their parents. But for the Syrian children we’ve spoken to, their fears are much more imminent, and their dreams often seem much further away.

 

Featured Story

World Vision has been speaking to Syrian children living in Jordan and Lebanon about their hopes and dreams, where they feel safe, and what they think the world can do to help Syria. We’ve also spoken to these children’s peers.

"The thing I fear the most is the war in Syria, and what I lived through there. Because I lived through that war and experienced fear a lot. Every time I remember Syria I feel scared. That’s why I don’t want to return back to Syria."

Comments like 15-year-old Sara's are sadly all too common when speaking to Syrian children. Hear Sara's and other children's hopes and dreams for their own future, and that of Syria.

 

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