A new global survey reveals that people around the world think violence against children is a common, growing and under-reported problem, yet one that is still surrounded in misconception and misunderstanding.
“Violence against children is the most pervasive, dangerous, silent horror of our time,” said report lead Dr. Kirsty Nowlan, director of public policy for World Vision International. “It is shrouded in misunderstandings and misperceptions – and they’re holding back progress on this issue.”
Led by World Vision and Ipsos Reid, the report “Fearing Wrong” interviewed more than 11,000 people aged 16 and over from 28 countries around the world. Here are some of the myths and misconceptions revealed …
World Vision and Ipsos Reid did a global survey of attitudes toward violence against children. In this video, children from several countries share their own feelings about the violence they are confronted with as they seek to live their daily lives.
2014 was a particularly harsh year for children, says UNICEF, which noted in a recent report that nearly 230 million children live in countries affected by war. Here are the top crises of 2014 that we will continue to watch in 2015.
With natural disaster, conflict, and disease, there’s so much bad news about that we sometimes neglect to realize how far things have come. In 1984-85, over a million people in Ethiopia were devastated by a horrific famine. What has changed since then?
The summer blockbuster movie season is upon us with superheroes. In real life, real heroes work beyond the summer months, outside darkened movie theaters, avenging evil and righting what’s wrong. Today, we turn the spotlight on a few World Vision superheroes. To learn how to be a superhero in a child’s life, click here — and here. BY KARI COSTANZA.
Millions of World Vision donors made a real and lasting difference in the fight against poverty during 2013. These infographics show how they did it.
As the conflict in South Sudan rages on, children’s lives hang in the balance. Since the violence began in December 2013, 1.3 million people have fled their homes, and almost four million people are facing severe food insecurity. These photos were taken by World Vision staff member Nadene Robertson in the Upper Nile region of the towns of Malakal and Rom.
Armed with degrees and certificates, graduates around the world are commemorating their academic achievements and marching into the future. But graduations aren’t complete without senior superlatives, so we’re celebrating the Class of 2014 with our own selections.
World Vision’s “Zambia Project” video follows five children in Zambia as new clean water projects in their communities change their lives forever.
This video has received more than 510,000 views on Vimeo, and over 31,000 on YouTube.
Listen to interviews of children who have become refugees from war-torn Malakal in South Sudan. They are now holed up in an overstuffed United Nations compound.
In 1994, Rwanda was torn apart by genocide as the world watched. Just two decades later, the country is a model of peace and progress. These stories show the heart behind that change — how the human spirit can overcome and forgive in ways most of us couldn’t imagine.
Children who have escaped the conflict in Syria and now live in refugee camps in Jordan share their traumatic stories, in their own words.
A partnership between World Vision and Procter and Gamble (P&G) has resulted in 1 billion liters of clean drinking water shared with more than 6.5 million people in need around the world. But much more remains to be done. The U.S. Government must commit to the poor over politics to solve the global water crisis.
Ongoing conflict and increasingly frequent natural disasters worldwide affect millions of children. World Vision disaster relief experts identify six humanitarian emergencies going on right now.