World Vision International

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

On the Road to Somewhere provides a snapshot of what’s possible to end violence against children on the move. Some of the proposed solutions have been tested across multiple contexts, others are more specific to the places they have been applied. Many of them can be replicated and, if scaled up effectively, have a real impact on preventing, mitigating and responding to violence against children.

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