The issues

“Over one billion children are suffering from one or more forms of extreme deprivation.” UNICEF, 2005

Children at risk
  • 246 million children are child labourers
    (Facts on Child Labour, International Labour Organization, 2003)
  • 250,000 children and young people are infected with HIV/AIDS every month
    (State of the World's Children, UNICEF, 2000)
  • 300,000 young people under 18 are exploited as child soldiers
    (UN Office of the Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, 2003)

There are so many problems in so many places that any help given will be a help! Our focus is to find homes and education for homeless children. Many organizations are already working toward peaceful solutions to correct the poor conditions in Africa. Others working to end the economic disparity which is at the root of many of the people’s problems is as follows:

  • Amnesty International. AI seeks to defend and promote human rights around the world with special emphasis on political prisoners.
  • Foundation for Women. A San Diego group which supports, among other activities, the Indian Banking Project (small business loans to women in India).
  • Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice
  • Jewish World Watch.
  • Peace X Peace, Women Connecting for Peace. Their Educational Outreach includes the making of the powerful documentary: "Peace By Peace: Women on the Frontlines" which profiles women peacebuilders around the world.
  • United Nations, Women's Equity Council. Women's Equity Council Promotes women's rights, equality, and opportunities through programs for International Women's Day and conferences to apprise the public on the status of women and girls, both in the San Diego -Tijuana region and globally. The Council also advocates and monitors the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action from the UN's 4th World Conference on Women in 1995.
  • Airline Ambassadors International. AAI is affiliated with the United Nations and is recognized by the US Congress. It began as a network of airline employees using their pass privileges to help others and has expanded into a network of students, medical professionals, families and retirees who volunteer as "Ambassadors of Goodwill" in their home communities and abroad. It provides a way for members to share their unique skills and talents to care for others and bring compassion into action.
  • US Women Connect. National Women's action network linking U.S. women for collective action on the U.S. women's agenda.
  • Viva Network. A global movement of Christians passionately concerned for children at risk. We are organizations, church bodies and individuals committed to every child having the opportunity to become all that God intends. This Viva Network movement is supported by an International Centre (Oxford, UK) and four Regional Centers.
  • World Vision. Clean water, regular medical care, improved food supply, and access to education ... simple gifts like these can revolutionize a child's life. As a child sponsor, you are connected with one special child who will know your name, write to you and feel your tender love and prayers.
  • Charities in Africa. Listing of charity organizations working in Africa.
  • Voices of Women. The Voices of Women Organizing Project gives a voice to survivors of domestic violence, so that we can influence, change, and improve the many systems battered women and their children rely on for safety and justice.

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