A Voice for Children: Influencing through Advocacy

World Vision India's advocacy initiatives are focussed on creating an environment - societal, legislative and temporal - that facilitates every girl and boy reaching his or her fullest potential. While rights awareness and rights education at the grass roots levels help communities claim what is rightfully theirs, national level advocacy around issues of children, especially those in crisis, are focussed on bringing about equitable implementation of policies as well as influencing policy debates.

World Vision advocates for the children at the highest policy levels of the country. World Vision India has been made a member of various Government working groups and committees at the national and district levels. Some of the key memberships at the national level are listed below.

  • World Vision India is part of the Planning Commission Working Group on Women's Empowerment and Child Development. This group provides input to the Planning Commission on issues of children and women, to be incorporated into the 11th five-year plan

  • World Vision India is also part of the NGO steering committee of the National Disaster Management Authority, the premier agency dealing with disaster relief and preparedness in India.

CHILD HEALTH NOW

World Vision's 'Child Health Now' is a five year campaign to improve maternal and child health in India. World Vision India's 60 years experience of improving life for children and their families in 24 states and more than 5000 communities means we can speak with authority on the issue of child mortality. Every day our staff witness and work to address the devastating effects of poor health on mothers and their children. We will do all we can to keep mothers and their children alive and healthy.