Child Protection

Country: India

As thousands of children migrate annually from rural India to join the millions of children working in cities, Damodar Acharya is attacking the problem by eliminating the reasons for child labor. By investing in educational opportunities and putting political power in the hands of children, rural families are discovering alternatives to migration.

Country: India
Organization: Child Protection program

Maharukh Adenwalla, a lawyer, has mounted a child rights campaign through individuals, organizations, and the judicial system. She is using case law to push legislation protecting children in distress, while educating the public on legal interventions that are available to children and current inadequacies of the law that must be addressed.

Country: Egypt

Abla Al Alfy is creating a cadre of skilled child nutrition professionals to support mothers during the first two years of their child’s life, a critical age for cognitive and physical development. These Child Nutritional Counselors provide valuable information and skills to mothers through nutrition centers in hospitals and homes across Egypt. 

Country: Pakistan

Mohammad Ali quickly recovers and reunites missing children with their families through a neighborhood early warning system. He has developed a network of first-responders working in a wide variety of venues, including mosques, shops, roadside hotels, hairdressing salons, health clinics, and even among TV cable operators and the police. Mohammad then collects, prints, and disseminates...

Country: United States

David Anderson is reducing the rate of child abuse and neglect, and keeping families intact, by providing safe and loving homes for children while their parents deal with temporary crises.

Country: Ecuador
Organization: Mano Amiga

Juan Andrade has formed a grass-roots social movement to rehabilitate and empower street children and eradicate the forces that compel children to the streets.

Country: Venezuela

Gaby Arenas is breaking the patterns of violence at home, school, and in communities. Through her TAAP Foundation, she manages to promote peaceful coexistence, generate projects for social development, and ventures that increase the welfare of communities. Gaby uses play, imagination, and art as tools to develop critical thinking and understanding that changes how individuals see and respond...

Country: Senegal

Judi Aubel is improving the lives of women, children and families by empowering grandmothers, an abundant and underutilized cultural resource, to catalyze change in socio-cultural norms related to many issues, including girls’ education, early and forced marriage, teen pregnancy, female genital mutilation, maternal and child health/nutrition and intergenerational communication. 

Country: Egypt
Organization: Safarni

Raphaelle is humanizing intercultural relationships for children. As a start, she is building an empathetic, culturally sensitive generation. In doing so, Raphaelle is breaking the cycle of elitism that is associated with opportunities for geographical mobility, exposure, and intercultural experiences.

Country: Brazil
Organization: Instituto Promundo

With a developed set of interventions to prevent violence before it ever occurs, Gary Barker is changing the culture of violence in marginalized communities in Brazil and around the world.

Country: Brazil
Organization: Lua Nova

Raquel Barros' new approach is rehabilitating young, low-income, chemically dependent mothers, an underserved population in Brazil. By allowing mothers to keep their children with them during treatment, Raquel is changing the model of drug rehabilitation into a more effective treatment which prepares women to be responsible parents, helps them find employment, and creates mechanisms for...

Country: United Kingdom
Organization: Kids Comapny

Government service programs are failing to address the needs of the increasing number of children in the U.K. who have faced neglect or abuse. Camila Batmanghelidjh has developed a more comprehensive approach to delivering care that empowers children, families, and care professionals to work together and support the healthy development of some of the U.K.’s most disadvantaged youth.

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