Advocating for Children in Adversity

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Policies and practices at the local, national, and international levels create the conditions that cause and perpetuate the deprivation and vulnerability of children. A core value of ChildFund International is to affect lasting change in the conditions that cause harm to children. On critical issues that affect the well-being of children, ChildFund International will publicly speak out on behalf of marginalized children.


Post-2015 Task Force_Letter to Obama_UNGA 2013_final338 KB
Sept. 13, 2013
Building upon President Obama’s State of the Union last February, InterAction members said the President’s remarks at the U.N. General Assembly on the importance of a bold post-2015 framework would be an inspirational rallying call for the whole world. Members urged the President to affirm the United States’ commitment to eradicating extreme poverty in the next two decades, reaching the most vulnerable groups, and creating one set of universal goals and targets in 2015 that combine social, economic, and environmental goals into one sustainable development framework.
CS_Statement_ChildreninAdversity_24July2012_final123 KB
July 24, 2012
U.S. government (USG) support for vulnerable children currently includes approximately $2.8 billion in assistance channeled through more than 30 offices in seven USG departments and agencies in over 100 countries.
Organizational Sign-On S641_FINAL Feb13900 KB
Organizational Sign-On HR3658 FINAL_Feb131.2 MB
February 13, 2012
Coalition letter supporting Water for the World Act, legislation which will expand access to clean drinking water for the poorest communities in the developing world.
G8 Nutrition Recommendations 12-28-11122 KB
December 23, 2011
Recommendations for G8 Leaders for Improving Maternal and Child Health, Nutrition in Developing Countries
US-Senate-Contacts45 KB
November 11, 2011
FY 2012 International Affairs Budget Vote: Key Contacts in the U.S. Senate
FY13-OMB-Humanitarian-Letter_11-3-111 MB
November 3, 2011
ChildFund signs a letter to the White House calling for strong funding for humanitarian assistance programs in the Horn of Africa and other humanitarian disasters in the FY13 budget request.
BEC-Board-Letter-Conference-FY12220 KB
October 5, 2011
ChildFund signs a letter urging Congress to “prioritize investments in effective development and humanitarian programs, such as basic education.”
International Affairs Budget Letter70 KB
September 7, 2011
ChildFund signs a letter urging Congress to “avoid deep and disproportionate cuts to the fiscal year 2012 International Affairs Budget.”
Engagement-is-good-for-Virginias-economy-RTD-Op-ed135 KB
September 7, 2011
Richmond-Times Dispatch op-ed by ChildFund International CEO Anne Lynam Goddard and former Virginia Lieutenant Governor John Hagar in support of International Affairs funding.
Joint Select Committee Members Letter70 KB
September 7, 2011
ChildFund urges Joint Select Committee Members to oppose further cuts to the International Affairs budget.
Humanitarian Assistance Programs Letter640 KB
September 6, 2011
ChildFund joins others in expressing concern about fiscal year 2012 funding for humanitarian assistance programs.
Circle of Protection Endorsement Letter23 KB
June 30, 2011
ChildFund signs a letter urging Congress and the administration to “give moral priority to programs that protect the life and dignity of poor and vulnerable people in these difficult times.
Basic Education Coalition Letter176 KB
February 2011
Coalition leadership, including ChildFund, urges others to fight for quality basic education

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