World Vision International

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Resources to learn more about our approaches to ending violence against children.

Featured Report

Fears and Dreams

Fears and Dreams report

World Vision has worked with Syrian children since the war began in 2011. Leading up to the sixth anniversary of the conflict, we asked them to share their fears and dreams with us. We also spoke to children in relatively safe countries to better understand how exposure to violence can influence a child’s view of the world and their ability to remain hopeful.

We found many childhood commonalities and a heart-warming amount of empathy. But as one might expect, the most startling contrast was that Syria’s children live in almost constant fear of violence and have been thrust into adulthood much too quickly.

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Accountability and Getting to Zero Violence Against Children

Improving information and accountability for eliminating violence against children.

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We can do it

Despite the magnitude and entrenchment of violence against children, evidence increasingly shows that it is a problem that can be solved.

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A Systems Approach to Child Protection

This paper explains World Vision’s understanding of a systems approach to child protection, its concept of a child protection system and key implications for programming.

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Creating markets for child-friendly growth: Addressing child labour through G20 public procurement

As a child-focused organisation, World Vision agrees that everyone should have the opportunity to benefit from economic growth, but most importantly, we believe that economic progress should never be made at the expense of a child.

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Untying the Knot

Nearly one-in-three girls in developing countries will marry before the age of 18. This report explores early marriage in fragile states.

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Fearing Wrong- why what doesn't scare us should

A survey led by World Vision and Ipsos Reid reveals that people around the world think violence against children is a common and growing problem.

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Violence, in all its forms, is the biggest issue affecting children today. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

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