Childhood is a pivotal time in our lives. But it is also fragile, and can be easily corrupted by the effects of war.
By providing access to education, opportunity and justice, War Child gives children in war-affected communities the chance to reclaim their childhood and break the cycle of poverty and violence.
Education is critical for all families. But for those living in war, it can be life saving. Being able to read safety instructions, or to understand the direction on a child’s medicine are life-changing skills.
However, years of violence can see schools destroyed and educations fractured. It can halt a child’s development for years. War Child is restoring every child’s right to learn in these areas by pioneering new delivery methods, adapting curriculums, and training new educators.Learn More
IKEA Canada has announced the second year of its Let’s Play for Change campaign, supporting children’s development and learning, equal participation, sports, and of course, play. A…Read More
Give a mother the tools to earn, and you’ll give her the power to provide a safe home for her children.
Employment also brings young men a sense of purpose and a way to contribute to their family, helping them resist the lure of armed groups. War Child is enabling mothers and fathers to bring home an income, provide for their children and help their community grow towards economic stability.Learn More
“What I want more than anything is to work so I can keep my mind off everything that happened” – Arwa, an Iraqi woman displaced by ISIS.…Read More
War limits a country’s ability to bring criminals to justice. Sexual violence, emotional abuse and family abandonment are commonplace for mothers and children even after the guns have fallen silent.
War Child supports women and children by working directly with local justice organizations to rebuild legal structures, provide access to free legal counsel and making sure judges, police and communities understand the meaning of rights.Learn More
It’s been a big year for women’s rights. Women have bravely spoken out against abuse like never before and are standing proudly—marching, mobilizing and banding together—in support…Read More
For International Women’s Day, actress, producer and War Child Ambassador, Zosia Mamet, writes about how her personal experience led to her commitment to the organisation and the women…Read More
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