Advocacy

Introducing Child Health Now Advocacy Project

We are excited to introduce a new project to our Maternal and Child Health  initiative: Child Health Now – Advocating for Child and Maternal Health. The Child Health Now Project is World Vision’s multi-country, strategic effort to harness the power and influence of advocacy, for the purpose of improving child and…

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World Vision statements on Water for the World Act & Girls Count Act

The end of November was a busy time for Congress – two bills that many World Vision teams have been working on moved forward in the House: the Water for the World Act and the Girls Count Act. You can find both press releases linked below. Congratulations to all of…

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The perils of being an uncounted child

What if you or your child was never issued a birth certificate? For millions of children around the world, the lack of this key document puts them at greater risk of abuse and leaves them without access to legal protection, healthcare, education, and other essentials. Did you know that… –…

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Your Photo Could Honor Moms Around the World

May 1-8 is the Global Week of Action, an international event to unite millions of people around the globe to send one message to world leaders: Maternal and child health matters. When we talk to leaders about maternal and child health, we are talking about prenatal care and assistance during…

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Girls Count Act 2013

The Girls Count Act 2013 is a bill currently in the House of Representatives stating that the United States will proactively support every child’s right to receive legal and social benefits through registration at birth. It was first introduced to the House of Representatives in October. This act doesn’t ask…

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Five Reasons to Attend World Vision’s Water Conference!

Have you signed up for H2O:DC yet?? This March in D.C., World Vision is hosting a different kind of conference – it’s for people who are tired of talking about justice and want to do something. It’s a gathering with a goal: to help bring clean water and improved sanitation…

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National Call-in Day for Water

Call Congress to advocate for clean water. Each day, nearly 1600 children around the world die from causes related to unsafe water or inadequate sanitation. Today is the national call-in day for the Water for the World Act. Every time you call your congressional Representative, someone in their office writes it down…

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National Call-In Day: Water for the World

Each day, nearly 1600 children die from causes related to unsafe water. On February 11, Strong Women, Strong World will be a part of a National Call-in day for the Water for the World Act. Every time you call your senator or representative, someone in their office has to write…

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Water for the World

Lack of clean water affects health, food security, productivity, girls’ access to school and community sustainability. Without improve sanitation there is increased disease, risk-to-safety and harm to the environment and community. – In just one day, it is estimated that more than 152 million hours of women and girls’ time…

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What can I do?

We at Strong Women, Strong World care about raising awareness of the issues that disproportionately affect women. We will not be silent when there is a story to be told – we are advocates for justice! Anyone can be an advocate. It’s as simple as telling your friends about an…

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