Your voice is your power

Continuing our "Advocacy 101" series, Christina Bradic of World Vision's advocacy team digs into the powerful ways that one voice really can make a difference in the world.

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I know that my voice carries -- but how far can it reach?

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    Advocacy: Leaving no one behind

    Kicking off our "Advocacy 101" series, World Vision's advocacy mobilization specialist, Amanda Morgan, digs into the basics of advocacy -- and the biblical model that forms the foundation of our approach to it.

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      Shared visions and big returns: The multiplying impact of advocacy

      Today, Jesse Eaves, World Vision's senior policy adviser for child protection in Washington, D.C., describes how child sponsorship is an investment in a child's future, and how advocacy -- speaking out on behalf of those affected by poverty and injustice

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        BREAKING: Anti-trafficking bill passes Congress!

        Now, on to the president’s desk!

        Today, after more than two years of countless phone calls, frustrating roadblocks, and non-stop prayer, your voices rang through the halls of Congress. The Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act passed through the House of Representatives -- only a few weeks after the same provision passed through the Senate!

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          BREAKING: Critical anti-trafficking law passes Senate

          The Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000 is the cornerstone of U.S. policies against modern-day slavery around the world. The TVPA created the first comprehensive federal law to address human trafficking by focusing on both the domestic and international dimensions of this heinous crime. It is what makes the United States the global leader in combating modern-day slavery.

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            Girl Rising: Writer seeks understanding, shuns condemnation

            When Academy-Award nominated director Richard Robbins set out to make “Girl Rising” — a film about girls in the developing world struggling to get an education — he enlisted prominent women writers from each of the countries featured to tell the girls’ stories.

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              Les Miserables and lessons on biblical justice

              Recently, I saw the latest film adaptation of Les Misérables. Though I know the story well from Victor Hugo’s novel and have seen the live musical stage performance, something about this latest version especially moved me to tears.

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                The right to have a name

                The national identity card is helping to ensure that children from the Miramar community in Peru have access to their fundamental rights -- like medical care and community programs. Carmen shares how this piece of identification has changed her life -- and the lives of her children.

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                The wind hits hard when we walk through the sandy streets of Miramar community, and the fresh breeze from the nearby sea provides comfort. This is the way to Carmen's house.

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                  Film Director Ditches Convention to tell Girls’ Stories

                  The director of a soon-to-be-released film charting the lives of girls struggling to get an education in some of the world’s toughest places deliberately abandoned the techniques of conventional documentary filmmaking.

                  The film Girl Rising, whose narrators include Meryl Streep, Kerry Washington, and Selena Gomez, is due for theatrical release in March.

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                    Election Day: It’s what happens after today that really matters

                    Rich Stearns, president of World Vision U.S., offers his thoughts on today's election -- and the challenges and responsibilities that will be faced by the president of the United States during the next four years.

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                    An election is like a romance.

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