Understanding Child Advocacy
Child advocacy begins with understanding poverty. Sometimes the issues of poverty can seem overwhelming. But the first step toward child advocacy is educating yourself about children in poverty. Here are a few facts to help you better understand poverty *:
- More than 1.7 billion (one in four) people live on less than U.S.$1.25 a day.
- More than 1.6 billion people lack access to electricity and modern forms of energy.
Every day, about 1,000 women and more than 9,000 newborns globally die due to complications that could have been prevented.
More than 15 million children in the developing world (one in 13) are orphans.
More than 8 million children younger than 5 die every year, mostly from causes that are preventable.
Engage in child advocacy today!
Doing something about these numbers starts with finding your voice — engaging in child advocacy. And you can make a difference! You can help rescue children in need and save lives. Learn how to be a child advocate.
*Sources: www.unicef.org, www.unep.org, www.one.org, www.who.int, www.freeworldacademy.com, www.nationmaster.com