How My Own Family Enslaved Me

The silhouette of two people throwing a fishing net into a lake.

Brenya’s aunt said she was taking him to another village to go to school. But instead he was forced into unpaid labor on Lake Volta.

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Ending the Terror of Bride Kidnapping

A girl wearing a colorful traditional Hmong outfit looks out the window.

In the bride kidnapping tradition of the Hmong people, girls can be forcibly married to their abductors. But churches in Thailand have been fighting for change.

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The Churches Standing Up to Child Sexual Abuse

When Compassion asked our 25 national offices which one issue they believe is most negatively impacting the children they serve, five said sexual abuse. The stories are heart-wrenching. But there are also people willing to stand up and fight for the rights of children. It takes bravery, and it often costs them. That’s why we want to highlight churches around the world who are standing up to violence against children.

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How Does Compassion International Protect Children From Abuse?

How Does Compassion Protect Sponsored Children From Abuse?

We are passionate about ensuring that children in poverty are known, loved and protected. Therefore, child protection is foundational to our ministry. That’s why we have developed, and continue to develop, robust training, policies and networks to both prevent and respond to abuse.

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Hope for the Abused

One Shy Little Girl Becomes Hope for the Abused

With a big smile on her face, Compassion alumni Lety greets every person who walks by. It is hard to believe that this same confident businesswoman was once a very shy girl with no dreams.

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A Culture of Bride Abduction

There was quietness in the wind as Munk recounted her story of pain, betrayal and abandonment. She lifted up her hands, tanned and sun-beaten, to wipe away tears from her eyes.

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“I Now Care for the Man Who Abused Me.”

Indian student Maggie nurses her father. She feeds him, dresses him and washes him. Not so long ago, her father systematically abused her.

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Standing Up to Prejudice and Abuse Through Awareness

Violence in its many forms, exploitation for economic aims and the denial of basic rights remains the portion for many women and children living in Burkina Faso.

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Preventing Child Abuse Before it Starts

This video is about child abuse, exploitation, prostitution and trafficking. So why are these children smiling?

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The Voice

One night, alone in a field, our president and CEO cried out on behalf of children around the world, and God answered.

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Overcoming Abuse Through the Love of Jesus

Fancy grew up with no mother because her parents had separated. It was tough growing up with just her father because he did not understand what it meant to love and care for a child.

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Assisting Refugees in Thailand With International Justice Mission

With an internal war in Myanmar tearing at the country for more than 50 years, refugees have been pouring into northern Thailand, seeking some way to survive. In response to this need, Compassion and International Justice Mission have partnered to help support the refugees as they begin a new life.

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