Ending Exploitation of Girls in Asia

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Step inside a child bride's world

Step inside a child bride's world
Journey with two girls in Nepal as they reflect on a lost childhood in this immersive virtual reality film, and see first-hand the impact of child marriage and child labour on young girls in Asia.

Child marriage, child labour, and trafficking are some of the biggest issues facing girls in Asia. One in nine girls will marry before they turn 15, and millions of children are being trafficked into sex exploitation and forced to work each year.

World Vision works with communities in Asia to protect girls from exploitation and ensures those who are harmed have the care they need to recover.

We advocate for an end to violence and exploitation of girls; hold those responsible to account; and work with survivors to amplify their stories and voices to raise awareness.

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.

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.  
 

FAQs

There are different legal ages for marriage in different countries, but World Vision defines a child as under 18. Many countries have a legal age for marriage of 18 but have exceptions (e.g. you can marry from 16 in NZ with your parents’ permission) or the law is not adequately enforced.
Not all work done by children is defined as child labour. Child labour is often defined as: work that deprives children of their childhood, potential or dignity, or that is mentally or physically harmful. 
According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Human trafficking is the harbouring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labour or services, by force, fraud, or coercion for subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt, bondage, slavery.  

World Vision defines a child as a person under 18.