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Our work: Child protection

Protecting childhood, transforming futures


What’s the problem?

Every child deserves to live, grow and thrive. Yet, hundreds of millions of young girls and boys are being robbed of their childhoods, their futures and even their lives.

Every year, almost 1.7 billion children experience physical, sexual or emotional violence or neglect. (World Vision, 2017)

Nearly 12 million girls are forced into child marriage each year. (UNICEF, 2018)


Nearly 50 million children are displaced and on the move. (World Vision, 2018)

Approx. 152 million children are in child labour. (ILO, 2017)


Meet Marie


Marie, 14, needs protection. Living in a conflict zone, she looks after her siblings, fetches water and boils leaves to eat (again) while her dad works long hours for little money. She's bright but might never go back to school.

Local armed groups offer children like Marie a meal a day - a promise of a future, but a reality of exploitation.

We believe children are made for more.

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How do we help?

Child protection is an essential part of everything we do.

All our projects focus on:

...and across the world:

Lasting transformation

In 2016/2017 10.2 million children, in 62 countries benefited from our child protection work.

When childhood is protected, the future is transformed.

You can protect children today


Help give children a choice – protect them from exploitation today.

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It takes a world to end violence against children

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