Child Protection

We do everything we can to ensure children live a life free from violence and exploitation.

Every child should be protected from harm, yet children are being exploited every day. Millions are trapped by violence, war, child labour, and sex trafficking.

World Vision works to keep children safe from violence and exploitation

World Vision works to keep children safe from violence and exploitation
We’re protecting children wherever they are vulnerable. Whether they're living on the streets, in refugee camps, or in their homes. 

Crime prevention against child slavery and child sex trafficking: working in partnership with local hospitals, schools, community leaders, faith communities, and law enforcement agencies to ensure that child protection is a priority.

Reduction in the incidence of early marriage: Partnering with communities to break down ingrained beliefs and unequal systems that force women and girls into early marriage.

Child Friendly Spaces: In places affected by crisis or conflict — where the child's right to feel safe, to learn and to play come under threat. World Vision's Child Friendly Spaces provide a safe place for vulnerable children. Each are designed to address children's specific needs depending on the crisis situation. 
children are trafficked each year. More than two-thirds are girls.
girls are married each year before they reach 18.
children are in child labour around the world.

Ending exploitation of girls in Asia

Ending exploitation of girls in Asia
In partnership with The New Zealand Herald, we are on a mission to end the exploitation of vulnerable girls in Asia by highlighting and sharing their stories. 

Kerre McIvor, one of New Zealand’s most loved broadcasters travelled with us to India and Myanmar to see first hand the devastating impact that exploitation has on young girls’ lives.  From the 29th of September, she is sharing these moving stories with The New Zealand Herald highlighting the awful realities these girls face every day.

We believe it takes a world to end violence against children. It takes families, communities, governments, and organisations working together to ensure that all girls have the opportunity to live a life free from violence and exploitation.
 
Together, we can work to protect even more girls.  
 
Together, we can keep children safe from violence and exploitation
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