Child Advocacy

Child Advocacy

Have you ever wondered what the purpose of child advocacy is? Children are particularly vulnerable to the effects of poverty because they don't have a voice. They have no ability to make themselves heard in a world full of adults. This is why child advocacy is so important - it provides a way for children to be heard.

Among the many organizations addressing poverty, Compassion is one of the few whose primary focus is children. Child advocacy is a large part of our mission and plays an integral role in everything we do. A large part of our child advocacy efforts focus on educating those in the developed world about children in poverty. We offer a wide variety of resources to help educate people about poverty and how it is specifically affecting children.

We also have many resources to equip people who are interested in beginning their personal child advocacy ministry. There are many ways to take action on behalf of children in poverty. Join Compassion's Advocates Network, host a Compassion Sunday event, write about your sponsored child on your blog, download posters ... the possibilities are endless.

Is it possible that God is calling you to your own child advocacy ministry? Why not ask Him right now if He wants you to start speaking up for children in need?

Who Can Get Involved in Child Advocacy? You Can.

Learn how you can be a voice for children living in poverty through child advocacy.

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 

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