World Vision addresses child protection by working to prevent and respond to all forms of violence against children — including abuse, neglect, and sexual exploitation.
Sadly, millions of children are not safe from harm because their environments are affected by poverty, exploitation, family dysfunction, discrimination, war or natural disasters. They experience violence, abuse and neglect. They can be trafficked, forced into dirty, dangerous and degrading work (3D jobs) and sexually exploited. They often don’t have access to the most basic rights like going to school or getting health care.
As an organization, we work to address the root causes of poverty and injustice in a holistic way. World Vision is committed to promoting an environment where vulnerable children, their families and communities are educated and empowered to prevent abuse and exploitation. Where they’re able to protect children from danger and restore kids who have been exposed to abuse, neglect, exploitation or violence.
Protecting children means protecting their right to live free from these realities. This is one of World Vision’s top priorities. We work to prevent harm from coming to children and to protect and restore boys and girls who are experiencing abuse and neglect or are recovering from it.
The negative impacts of these situations can last a lifetime. But if children receive timely and appropriate care for their needs, they’re able to heal and grow into caring and productive adults.
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