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United States of America
Causes
Education, Family, Poverty, Religion, Children/Youth
Family Empowerment Centers exists to glorify God and love our neighbors by strengthening young urban families in Christ as we create real opportunities of empowerment and care for the needs of those facing greater challenges in urban America. It is our conviction that all people, from every nation of the ...See More world are of equal value and concern before God. It is also our conviction that although mankind is of equal value before God, often times the opportunities for empowerment and freedom are selective due to issues of systemic and personal injustices. Family Empowerment Centers will seek to bring a balance to these circumstances by loving our neighbors in a Christ like manner and creating opportunities for those who are disadvantaged in our urban communities to attain empowerment and freedom. It is also our conviction that real empowerment, freedom and wholistic growth has its foundation in an individuals experience of the love of Christ, through His body the church, and the truths found in the Scriptures. Family Empowerment Centers recognizes mankind as spiritual, physical, psychological and social beings. By coming along side individuals in a wholistic and Christ like fashion we expect these individuals to have maximized opportunities of empowerment and a greater hope in the future. The element of Christian faith in what we do, how we do it in creating opportunities of empowerment, and who we do it for is what sets our organization apart from others. Family Empowerment Centers has chosen to target urban communities on the basis that these communities tend to include people from all of the nations of the world and at the same time seems to be the epicenter for injustice, inequality, and issues of poverty. In the same manner that trends move out from major metropolitan cities our organization believes that as people are empowered they too may move out from urban communities to various world destinations creating change in their environments. Family Empowerment Centers also recognizes that the family unit is the most influential determinant in the growth of the individual. Great attention will be given to the growth of the whole family when possible. Our organization defines family as a multi-individual group of people, often times made up of a father, mother, and child, but not limited to those roles in which the group bears the relational characteristics of a family. Therefore the family could be traditional in nature, be a single parent home, be a home with no children, be a home where a significant other (i.e. grandmother, aunt, uncle) is raising the children, or a foster home situation. Show Less

Locations
Uganda
Causes
Education, Poverty, Children/Youth
Wakiso Hope Project (the Corporation) is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes in accordance with section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or a corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue law, referred to below as the “Code”). More specifically, Wakiso Hope Project is ...See More organized and operated to doing charitable works in accordance with Catholic teachings, particularly to reflect Jesus' concern for the poor, to help those in spiritual and bodily need, and to promote Godly justice." Show Less

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Ghana, Haiti, Kenya, Tanzania
Causes
Children/Youth
People Helping Children helps orphaned and abandoned children throughout the world.

Locations
Iraq
Causes
Children/Youth
A charity started by two Americans working in Iraq during the war to care for orphans.
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United States of America
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Children/Youth, Education, Family, Health
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Children/Youth News

KOB 4 
“Even for just a few minutes while you run into the store, a child's body, their heat will rise at three to five times as quickly, or higher, than an adult,” said Monique Jacobson of the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department. “It can ... See more..
Pilot Mountain News 
Whitaker Chapel United Methodist Church, in an effort sponsored by Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina and coordinated by the Pilot Mountain Outreach Center, is hosting a free lunch for school age children each Friday throughout the ... See more..
Medscape 
More than half of children and youth who present to the emergency department (ED) with a mental health problem have not received any previous mental health treatment by a specialist or primary care clinician, new research shows. "Emergency services are ... See more..
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DeKalb Daily Chronicle 
Lucas Wilkinson, Sycamore High School, served children with terminal illness and those in extreme poverty through Life Missions work, participated with Meals on Wheels, Feed My Starving Children, Youth Engaged in Philanthropy, and the YMCA. Wilkinson ... See more..
Dover Post 
The Council includes eight members of Carney's cabinet: the secretary of the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families; the secretary of the Department of Health and Social Services; the secretary of the Department of Education; the ... See more..
VI Consortium (press release) 
ST. CROIX — The University of the Virgin Islands' Cooperative Extension Service recently announced the selection of one of its former participants in the local Children, Youth & Families at-Risk (CYFAR) Program, who was chosen to participate in the ... See more..
Human Rights Campaign (blog) 
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley was awarded an All Children - All Families Seal of Recognition as a Leader in Supporting and Serving LGBTQ Youth. See more..
AllAfrica.com 
Also at the event was the launch of Creative Youth Community Development Initiative, CYCDI, a non-governmental organisation that aims to empower children, youth and women through creative development to support the creative industries and other ... See more..
Tallahassee.com 
If anybody hadn't noticed, Frenchtown is on the move. And the movers aren't just developers from out of town. Instead, grassroots projects, the kind that are the bedrock of a community and the foundation from which upward mobility grows, are popping up ... See more..
KKTV 11 News 
"One of the most cherished memories of our children's youth is the family night's booklet that we got from Focus on the Family," said Vice President Pence. "A lifetime experience getting to see the vice president," said Linda Webb who attended the event. See more..
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Overview

Children around the world face many threats to their wellbeing and safety, including prostitution, malnutrition, disease, child marriage, child labor, abuse, and poverty.

Children are regularly trafficked in 161 countries around the world.1 The United States Justice Department recently conducted a study which revealed that child sex trafficking generates nearly $32 billion worldwide each year.2 Additionally, the U.S. State Department estimates that over one million children are exploited in the global sex trade annually.3

Around the world, over 215 million children are forcibly employed in the workforce; many of these children work full-time, and many are involved in vocations that are physically harmful and illegal, such as drug production, prostitution, and armed conflict.4 Children between the ages of five and 17 who are employed often do not attend school and receive little to no proper nutrition and health care.5

Malnutrition accounts for nearly 50% of all child deaths worldwide and over 150 million children in developing countries suffer from malnourishment.6 Malnutrition weakens a child’s immune system and physical reliance, leaving them more vulnerable to infection and disease and decreasing their learning ability and energy levels.7

Over one-third of girls are married before age 18 world wide, and one in nine girls are married before age 15.8 Child marriage is detrimental to the health of young girls in a variety of ways. Girls under age 15 are five times more likely to die in childbirth than women above age 20.9 Additionally, girls married before age 18 are more likely to experience domestic abuse or contract HIV/Aids from their older husbands.10 Every year, more than 14 million girls are married before their 18th birthdays.11

Nearly 3.4 million children worldwide are currently infected with HIV/Aids.12 Diarrheal diseases are the second leading cause of death for children under age five, and diarrhea kills an estimated 760,000 children across the world annually.13 Malaria kills one child every 30 seconds and is responsible for the deaths of one million children each year.14 Pertussis, or whooping cough, kills nearly 300,000 children each year, and pneumonia kills an estimated 500,000 children annually.15

A 2013 World Bank analysis revealed that over 400 million children live in extreme poverty around the world.16 Likewise, UNICEF has estimated that poverty kills over 22,000 children each year.17  Due to poverty, over 72 million primary school aged children were not enrolled in school or receiving an education.18 Worldwide, children account for one-third of all people living in poverty.19


Children are particularly vulnerable to abuse, and 80%–90% of the world’s children suffer from physical abuse in their homes.20  The World Health Organization estimates that 40 million children under the age of 15 are subject to abuse each year.21 Additionally, nearly 150 countries still have not outlawed the corporal punishment of children.22

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1 http://www.polarisproject.org/human-trafficking/international-trafficking
2 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/25/sex-trafficking-in-the-us_n_5621481.html
3 http://www.ungift.org/knowledgehub/en/about/trafficking-of-children.html
4 http://www.un.org/en/events/childlabourday/background.shtml
5 Ibid
6 http://www.unicef.org/specialsession/about/sgreport-pdf/02_ChildMalnutrition_D7341Insert_English.pdf
7 Ibid
8 http://www.icrw.org/child-marriage-facts-and-figures
9 Ibid
10 Ibid
11 http://www.girlsnotbrides.org/
12 http://www.savethechildren.org/site/c.8rKLIXMGIpI4E/b.6234243/k.C392/HIVAIDS.htm
13 http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs330/en/
14 Ibid
15 Ibid
16 http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2013/10/10/report-finds-400-million-children-living-extreme-poverty
17 http://www.globalissues.org/article/26/poverty-facts-and-stats
18 Ibid
19 http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2013/10/10/report-finds-400-million-children-living-extreme-poverty
20 http://www.internationalcap.org/abuse_statistics.html
21 Ibid
22 Ibid
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Children/Youth Subcauses

Adolescent Pregnancy
Bullying
Child Abuse
Child Labor
Child Marriage
Child Soldiers
Child Trafficking
Orphaned Children
Children/Youth Other
Adolescent Pregnancy
Approximately 16 million girls ages 15 to 19 give birth each year worldwide, and 11% of all new births globally involve teenage mothers.1 Nearly 95% of all teenage births occur in low or middle income countries, and 50% of the world's adolescent pregnancies occur in Bangladesh, Brazil, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria, and the United States.2 Although adolescent pregnancies account for only 11% of total global births, they account for 23% of all diseases and disabilities related to pregnancy and childbirth, due to the high risk of giving birth at a young age.3 Girls who give birth under the age of 15 are twice as likely to die from complications and face a much higher risk of obstetric fistula, the tearing of the ...See More birth canal or vaginal and rectal areas.4 Up to 65% of women with obstetric fistula developed the condition as an adolescent, and consequences of obstetric fistula include incontinence, severe infections, pelvic inflammatory disease, genital tract scarring, infertility, loss of menstruation, paralysis, kidney failure, depression, and death.5,6 Girls with obstetric fistula are often ostracized by their families or communities due to the odor from their incontinence or their inability to work or bear children, leading to many women being divorced and left vulnerable.7 Complications with pregnancy and childbirth are the leading cause of death for girls ages 15 to 19 and contribute to 70,000 deaths each year.8.9 Additionally, the risk of infant death is 60% greater if the infant's mother is under the age of 18 than if she is over the age of 19.10 Approximately 14% of the world's unsafe abortions occur in among women ages 15 to 19, particularly in low or middle income countries.11 Furthermore, over three million adolescent women have unsafe abortions each year.12 Other health problems associated with adolescent pregnancy include anemia, malaria, HIV and other STDs, postpartum hemorrhage, and depression.13 Adolescent pregnancy also has negative educational and economic implications for both young girls and their communities. Girls who become pregnant while in school are very likely to drop out and are not likely to later complete their education. This leaves adolescent mothers with little education and few vocation skills, reducing their opportunities for finding a job or supporting themselves of their children.14 This also comes at a cost to the country's entire economy when the country loses out on the potential income and earnings of women whose economic contributions decreased after an adolescent pregnancy.15 There is strong statistical evidence to indicate that a decrease in adolescent pregnancies could lower population growth rates, boast economic and social benefits, and improve the health of adolescents.16 Show Less