Birth registration: The first step in child protection

Editor's note: Birth registration -- documentation that ensures the government knows you exist -- is a growing issue worldwide, especially in fragile states where governments are either unable or unwilling to implement effective birth registration policies.

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    Cartoon wisdom

    This balloon is a symbol of the sorrows a teenage girl is letting go after being rescued from a life of sexual exploitation. She now lives at World Vision's trauma recovery center in Phnom Penh, and is starting to heal. (Sopheak Kong/WV/2009)

    One of my eccentric hobbies is discovering theological insights from animated cartoons. A favorite is “Road Runner.” The dastardly coyote is always devising ever-more fantastic means to capture the elusive bird, but his wicked schemes invariably and hilariously backfire, causing maximum pain and humiliation for the coyote.

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      Why registration matters: Children are cared for and protected

      Editor's note: This is the last of four posts that will relate to World Vision's child well-being aspirations. Aspiration #4: Children are cared for, protected, and participating It’s the middle of the night in the Albanian capital city of Tirana. Romeo looks into the policemen’s eyes. He tells them his name. They go to look him up. They find no record of little Romeo. They don’t know where he was born, who his parents are, or how old he really is.

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