Every five minutes a child dies from violence. One in three teens are bullied. One in ten girls suffers sexual assault. These and other grim statistics led UNICEF to launch a campaign to end violence against children.
The WEA is partnering with World Vision to end violence against children. Specifically, WEA is recruiting and equipping the national alliances, faith communities and NGOs to participate in this campaign. You can read WEA Secretary General Bishop Efraim Tendero’s endorsement of this campaign.
Engaging alliances, and through them, local churches is based on the belief that churches have a key role to play if communities are to become aware of the problem and change their local communities. A clearinghouse of resources for ending violence against children is in development and will be available via the World Vision It Takes a World page. In the meantime WEA is launching its own campaign and resources aimed at alliances and local churches, including developing stories of how churches have ended violence in their communities.
Humanitarian Advocacy is representing WEA in this initiative as one part of WEA commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals
Stories of People Making the World Safer for Children