Advocacy

We want all children to live in safety and dignity. Our advocacy work at the local, national and global level seeks to bring to light unjust policies and practices, and mobilise a global movement of people committed to keeping children safe.

What is Advocacy?

Advocacy is an essential element of World Vision’s work. When structural and systemic social shortfalls deny people the right to speak up for themselves, we lend them a voice by bringing to light policies, practices and attitudes that perpetuate inequality and deny social justice.

 

World Vision stays on top of policies and laws affecting children and their rights, stepping up and speaking out where necessary in efforts to uphold the rights of vulnerable children all over the world. We also work with governments to promote awareness and educate people on their rights to opportunity and fullness of life.

Advocate to Stop...

Hunger and Poverty
Globally, 690 million people go to bed on an empty stomach every night1
Violence Against Children
Over 1 billion children are affected by violence every year. COVID-19 is putting 85 million more children at risk of it2
Malnutrition
In 2019, 144 million children under-five were stunted, 47 million wasted and 38.3 million overweight3

Play Your Part

We believe in the power of a person’s voice and actions – in their ability to move mountains. We believe in the power of YOUR voice and actions to remove inequality and call for justice. Here are some ways you can join us as advocates and build a better world for children: 

30-Hour Famine

An annual advocacy and fundraising campaign, the 30-Hour Famine is your opportunity to stand up for those living in hunger and poverty!

It Takes You and I to End Violence Against Children

Violence robs children of their dignity, rights, potential and future. Join the global movement to keep children safe from violence and harm.

One Goal Malaysia

A movement to empower Malaysian children to eat right, play right and live right by leveraging on their love of football.

Sources:
1,3 FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO, 2020
2 World Vision International, 2020

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