Youth

In South Sudan, child marriage affects 51.5% percent of girls in the country, is on the rise due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and along with early pregnancy, both issues are causing an increase in school dropout rates. For 17-year-old Aluel who dreams of being a lawyer, life only became more problematic as a result of the coronavirus.

22-year-old World Vision UK Youth Advocate Asini is passionate about using her privilege and power to make a difference in the lives of those who were not so fortunate. Speaking at various platforms both in her personal spheres and in public spheres, Asini brings light to the issues of child marriage and girl rights to those around her, inspiring them to take steps to make a change.

12-year-old James, together with his team, was invited by World Vision Philippines to join an Anti-Online Sexual Exploitation of Children workshop in 2019. The workshop taught James that dangers can lurk inside any child’s home. Since then, James has boldly championed the cause, going from classroom to classroom to raise awareness about the problem of online sexual exploitation.

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