posted by World Vision Youth February 28th, 2013
TVPRA PASSES CONGRESS!!! Now On To The President’s Desk!
After more than two years of countless phone calls, frustrating roadblocks, and a lot of prayer, today your voices rang through the halls of Congress. The Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act passed through the House of Representatives only a few weeks after the same provision passed through the Senate! Now it goes to President Obama’s desk for his signature.
Words cannot properly express what you have meant to these efforts. When your voices got loud, things started to change and the bill started to move. It may have taken longer than we wanted, but it’s over and the fight against modern day slavery is stronger for it. Thank you for your perseverance and for never backing down. You spoke truth to power and today, power gave you a big nod of respect!
Check out the World Vision blog for more details!
posted by World Vision Youth January 23rd, 2013
People on donkey-drawn carts cross a bridge over a dam on the Niger River secured by French forces in Markala, Mali, Jan. 18, 2013. ©2013 REUTERS/JOE PENNEY
By James Addis and Lauren Fisher, World Vision U.S.
World Vision is establishing emergency food distribution sites and providing psychological support for affected children.
As the conflict in Mali escalates, World Vision is concerned that a growing number of families are trapped in the conflict, unable to flee and without access to humanitarian aid.
posted by ACT:S November 28th, 2012
Photo of Sekameng village health workers with WV Care Giver Kits.
World Aids Day is this Saturday… and maybe you forgot.
It’s okay. There is a lot going on in the world and many other issues pine for our attention and time. We don’t often hear about HIV/AIDS very much. It’s one of those things that has taken a back seat to other more popular social issues that are out there. But it’s still a disease that is affecting millions every year. In fact it’s on the rise again in Uganda... a place that was the poster child for HIV reduction. It still deserves our attention, so this Saturday let’s remember those that are in the fight against this disease.
For World AIDS Day, we’d like to offer you four different ways to interact with this issues. We give them to you below:
posted by ACT:S October 30th, 2012
From World Vision Magazine
More than 7 million people along the East Coast of North America are without power, thanks to Sandy’s destruction.
At least 33 people were reportedly killed in the super storm, which reached into Canada.
Emergency responders began assessing the damage in New York and New Jersey as Sandy continued churning west toward Pittsburgh, delivering winds of up to 45 miles per hour.
posted by ACT:S September 25th, 2012
By Jesse Eaves, World Vision Sr. Policy Advisor for Child Protection
Saturday marked the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation
…and we celebrated by calling on today’s leaders to embrace the spirit of Lincoln to tackle modern-day slavery.
Today, regardless of anyone’s political stripes and colors, we commend President Obama for giving the first-ever presidential address on human trafficking [see video here]. In it, he declared, “Our fight against human trafficking is one of the great human rights causes of our time, and the United States will continue to lead it…”