Sadly, there are millions of children living in vulnerable conditions, where they’re not treated fairly, equally and with dignity. Quite often, girls fare worse than boys due to unjust social and cultural practices like forced or early marriage and sexual exploitation.
At Good Neighbours, we run advocacy campaigns to help children recognise their rights and build capacity to protect them. We also ensure that child protection systems and policies are in place, at both national and community levels within the developing countries that we’re working in.
In Australia, we connect with children through our community engagement activities and events with a focus on educating them about the plight and rights of children around the world.
It’s everyone’s responsibility to ensure that children are truly nurtured and respected.
How to Give
Diu currently lives in a remote, mountainous village in Vietnam.
When her mother is working on the farm, she takes care of her younger brother and helps with household chores.
Through child sponsorship, she now has a safe home, access to education and medical support. But the biggest benefit is the emotional support she receives.