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    A core value of ChildFund International is to change conditions that harm children. Often, policies and practices entrenched at local, national and international levels cause or perpetuate poverty. Children suffer the most.

    ChildFund International publicly speaks out to call attention to and bring about change in issues affecting the well-being of children.

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    ChildFund Alliance's Free From Violence and Exploitation Campaign

    Children worldwide are subjected to child labor, often in hazardous conditions, as well as trafficking for commercial sex exploitation. We work to prevent the exploitation of children. We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity for children to be free from violence and exploitation.

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    Task Force Letter to President Obama 338 KB
    September 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.

    Over 100 Civil Society Organizations Support the US National Action Plan on Children in Adversity 123KB
    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.

    S641 Organizational Sign-on Letter 900 KB
    HR3658 Organizational Sign-on Letter 1.2 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 122 KB
    December 23, 2011
    Recommendations for G8 Leaders for Improving Maternal and Child Health, Nutrition in Developing Countries

    U.S. Senate Contacts 45 KB
    November 11, 2011
    FY 2012 International Affairs Budget Vote: Key Contacts in the U.S. Senate

    FY13 OMB Humanitarian Letter 1 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.

    Basic Education Coalition Board Letter - FY12 Conference 220 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 Letter 70 KB
    September 7, 2011
    ChildFund signs a letter urging Congress to “avoid deep and disproportionate cuts to the fiscal year 2012 International Affairs Budget.”

    Goddard & Hager: Engagement is good for Virginia’s economy 135 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 Letter 70 KB
    September 7, 2011
    ChildFund urges Joint Select Committee Members to oppose further cuts to the International Affairs budget.

    Humanitarian Assistance Programs Letter 640 KB
    September 6, 2011
    ChildFund joins others in expressing concern about fiscal year 2012 funding for humanitarian assistance programs.

    Circle of Protection Endorsement Letter 23 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 Letter 176 KB
    February 2011
    Coalition leadership, including ChildFund, urges others to fight for quality basic education


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