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Children Lend Their Voices to Call for Greater Protection From Violence

Anne Goddard | Posted 02.14.2015 | Impact
Anne Goddard

Children are perhaps the most objective observers of the world around them. They understand the threats to their safety. They see their governments and adults as failing in their responsibility to protect them. They recognize that forced labor and forced marriage deny them the chance for a better life.

25 Years Later, Children's Rights Still Lacking

Anne Goddard | Posted 01.20.2015 | Impact
Anne Goddard

Anniversaries provide important milestones for taking stock, and on this one, it's clear that there is still much work to be done - that in many places around the world, the promises have turned out to be empty ones. At least, so far.

Children as a Priority

Anne Goddard | Posted 09.30.2014 | Impact
Anne Goddard

When violence among adults causes the death of children, when millions of children are dying from causes we can prevent, and when children are being subjected to untold forms of abuse, we must examine our priorities and recommit ourselves to ensuring that the most vulnerable among us are also the most protected.

Nigerian School Girl Abductions Fit Recurring Pattern

Anne Goddard | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact
Anne Goddard

The abduction of more than 200 girls from a school dormitory in Nigeria has understandably shaken the world's consciousness. This reprehensible attac...

Survey of World's Poorest Children Reveals Telling Insights

Anne Goddard | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Anne Goddard

Reflecting the differences in the range of responses from around the world, 90 percent of the children in Cambodia believe that alcohol is the chief cause of violence against children in their country.

Children's Special Needs in Typhoon's Aftermath

Anne Goddard | Posted 02.16.2014 | Impact
Anne Goddard

Deadly natural disasters like Typhoon Haiyan are terrifying ordeals for everyone involved, but for children in particular, they can disrupt their lives in so many ways. Our focus is to make sure that children's distinctive needs are met.

Reflections on a Milestone with ChildFund

Anne Goddard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Anne Goddard

With 75 years under our belts, the good news is that we are making progress -- tangible, measurable progress.

Getting Children Ready for School: It Must Start Years Before

Anne Goddard | Posted 11.19.2013 | Impact
Anne Goddard

Children in developing countries rarely acquire the necessary building blocks, and in fact, they typically confront circumstances that serve to inhibit rather than encourage their proper development.

Breastfeeding: Fit for a King... and Millions of Others

Anne Goddard | Posted 10.28.2013 | Impact
Anne Goddard

When breastfeeding is in decline and before a resurgence it sends a message at odds with what new mothers within the developing world should be hearing, and that is this: beyond any other preventive measures, breastfeeding infants under 2-years-old has the greatest impact on a child's health and survival.

Limited Sight Doesn't Impair Vision

Tasha Chambers | Posted 10.06.2012 | Impact
Tasha Chambers

I hope the world changes the way we view our limitations and how we see people with disabilities, particularly children.

Oasis in the Drought

Anne Goddard | Posted 12.13.2011 | Impact
Anne Goddard

When I visited the village of Kalemunyang a few weeks ago, I was astonished by what I saw. Emerging from the barren terrain that dominates the landscape beyond the village was an expanse of green, an oasis of vegetation glistening in the mid-day sun.

The Next Generation of Charity Execs Are Social Entrepreneurs

Joel John Roberts | Posted 06.04.2011 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

I was blown away by the entrepreneurs, who could be hocking the next alternative to iPads or hybrid vehicles, but instead are determined to sell technology that will change the world.

Women's Ascendant Role in African Reform

Anne Goddard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Anne Goddard

Uprisings are sweeping across Africa's northern coast. As the unrest continues to unfold, the prominent role that women have taken on is noteworthy.