Tag: Safety

Heartbreak and hope

BY LIZ CROSS Four children were playing on the streets of Guatemala City when they were approached by a man who offered them food to coax them into his house. Three of the children regularly attended workshops run by Viva’s partner network, Viva Guatemala, and knew not to trust the man. But the other boy, …

Training to create a safer city for children

BY KANICE HO Viva Hong Kong conducted a proactive child protection training on 20 February, attracting around 40 participants. Attendees represented churches, schools and various children learning centres and, put altogether, they reach more than 6,000 children in the city. In the training, delegates were provided knowledge on child abuse, as well as the importance …

Making peace in Syria

The stories in the news from Syria in recent weeks and months make difficult reading; it can be hard to know how to engage with a situation which seem so difficult and almost hopeless. It is in these most difficult circumstances that Viva is partnering with three teams of young leaders who are running ‘child …

Global Goals week: Progress through partnership

As he fights for justice, James Bond is the ultimate action hero. But, no matter how hard he tries, he can’t do it independently – he needs the guile of Q, the wisdom of M and the all-round support of Miss Moneypenny back home to achieve his numerous overseas missions.

Viva at UN launch to end violence against children worldwide

Viva’s Chief Executive Mark Stavers attended the launch of the ‘Global Partnership and Fund to End Violence Against Children’ at the United Nations yesterday (Tuesday 12 July).

Restoring hope in Bolivia

Carmen Alvarez, Viva’s Director for Latin America, explains how partner networks in Bolivia are bringing about a better life for abused children and their families – like that of a girl called Brenda.