The Radical Runaways: Inside an FGM Rescue Center for Girls
Florence’s rescue center has saved more than 413 girls from female genital mutilation (FGM) and early marriage. The Kenyan schoolteacher’s lifelong crusade against FGM began with her own narrow escape as a child.Continue Reading ›
Hope and Healing After the Terror of Bride Kidnapping
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.Continue Reading ›
We Stopped Sharing Sponsored Children’s Full Names. Here’s Why.
If you sponsor a child, you’ve probably noticed some updates this fall. The most obvious one: Compassion has stopped sharing the full names of beneficiaries in our program. It’s part of our ongoing efforts to protect child privacy in a digital world.
How My Own Family Enslaved Me
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.
3 Ways the World Has Changed for Children in 30 Years
This year, Compassion joins other humanitarian and child-focused organizations around the world to celebrate a landmark: the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. A convention might sound a little boring, but this historic meeting laid out the human rights that apply to all children. We have a lot to celebrate about the progress children’s rights have made in the last 30 years. We’d like to highlight three ways things have changed in the past 30 years for children.
This Hero Has Rescued 150 Girls From FGM
Florence Lomariwo’s lifelong crusade against female genital mutilation, or FGM, started with her own narrow escape.
Why This 8-Year-Old Is Not Engaged to Be Married
Child marriage may seem like an abstract, faraway problem. But it affects real girls like Maindi every day. Learn what child marriage is, how it affects society, and how the church, along with the support of sponsors, is helping prevent girls like Maindi from becoming brides.
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.
Human Trafficking Awareness Day: What is a Child’s Life Worth?
Today is Human Trafficking Awareness Day. By learning the facts about this terrible crime against humanity, you can be the change for exploited children around the world.
What’s the Reality for Mothers Around the World?
There are 2 billion moms in the world. How can we help mothers around the world who live in extreme poverty?
Child Protection In Uganda
With more than 87 million views Invisible Children’s KONY 2012 video has focused attention on Uganda and the activities of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). As a result, we have received many questions about our work in Uganda and our efforts to protect the children in our programs.
Moving the Army of God to Care for a Child
In our positions as priests, servants, or soldiers in the army of God, we can protect our children from the reality of violence, poverty, and abuse — if we have the presence of God with us.