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LATINA

SEPTEMBER 2019, ISSUE. 25

PHOTO: JOSE LUIS ROCA |  WV BOLIVIA

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ECUADOR COMMITS TO  

MAKE EXPORTS FREE OF CHILD LABOR

Gabriela Becerra / World Vision Ecuador

Almost a fourth part of girls, boys and teenagers in Ecuador experiment violence every day. For that reason, and with the purpose of eliminating all type of infringement, on September 25th, a new agreement was signed in the City of New York, between the Government of Ecuador, represented by the Ministry of Foreign Commerce and Productiveness of Ecuador, Ivan Ontaneda, and Andrew Morley, International President and CEO at World Vision. The agreement purpose is to guarantee that the production processes of export products, are free of abuse, harm or exploitation of girls, boys, teenagers and youth. This will be possible thanks to the validation of origin for each product. “Through this partnership, which will open doors and will deepen the collaboration between companies and communities in Ecuador, we will contribute to achieve the Objective 16.2 of the Sustainable Development Goals, to eliminate all the forms of violence against children, and the Objective 5.2 to prevent the child labor”, declared Andrew Morley.

Andrew Morley and Ivan Ontaneda, Ministry of Foreign Commerce in Ecuador.


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JOURNALISM COMMITTED WITH CHILDREN Claudia Martinez / World Vision Dominican Republic

On September 4, World Vision acknowledged the best journalistic stories and investigations, to benefit vulnerable children in Dominican Republic. The journalism oriented to vulnerable children in our country, had a great night in which, alongside the Vice President of the Republic, we announced the winners of the first edition of the World Vision Journalistic Award: “Journalism for Children”. “We are really satisfied for being able to award journalists that carry out their work to educate and raise awareness in the population, in fundamental topics which contribute to report situations that affect children and teenagers, and promote the assurance of their rights”, declared Juan Carlo Ramírez, World Vision Dominican Republic National Director. In the category “Written Press”, the awarded was Leandro Sánchez, from the Pandora Magazine of the newspaper El Caribe, with the work “Protecting them from abuse”, document which explores violence against children.

Additionally, in the category “Television”, Kharla Pimentel received the award, for her investigation work “Shattering Life Projects”, which addresses the problem of children marriage, broadcasted in El Informe, with Alicia Ortega from SIN Group. Tania Molina and Mariela Mejia, from diariolibre.com.do, were recipients of the award in the category “Digital Media”, with the investigation work The tricky box that brings the Dominican ball. In this first edition, 29 journalists participated with 43 works, from 13 different media. Each of the categories was awarded with a statuette and a distinction in metal of RD$50,000. The qualifying jury was formed by the President of the Dominican College of Journalists, Adriano de la Cruz; the Coordinator of the Social Communication Career, from the Technological Institute of Santo Domingo (INTEC), Rosa Alcántara, and the writer and linguist Rafael Peralta Romero, as well as Rosanna Rivera, Director of Magazines and Communications of Listin Diario.


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NEWS REPORT ABOUT THE WORK OF

WORLD VISION IS NOMINATED TO THE EMMY

Víctor Martinez / World Vision LAC

For second consecutive year, the journalistic work of the Univision communicators, Alejandro Saldivar and César Contreras, has been nominated to the Emmy Award, bestowed by the National Academy of Television, Science and Arts, which recognizes the excellence of the television in The United States. In 2018, Saldivar and Contreras were awarded in the category of Social Problem with the news report “Catracho Dream”, which addressed the migratory phenomenon in Mexico and Central America, including the work that World Vision develops in communities of high migration flow in Honduras.

For the Emmy 2019 edition, Saldivar and Contreras were nominated to the category of News Report for their work “The Bridge of Hope”, investigation which portraits the migration crisis in Venezuela, as well as the response that World Vision is providing in Cucuta, Colombia, to help and protect the Venezuelan girls and boys alongside their families.


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NEW FRIENDLY SPACES FOR VENEZUELAN CHILDREN IN PERU AND CHILE Fabrizio Guzmán / World Vision Chile & Paulo Osorio / World Vision Peru

As a way of facing the massive exodus of refugees and migrants from Venezuela and safeguarding the rights of boys and girls, World Vision inaugurated the Day Center “Hope without Borders” in Arica, Chile; a space funded by UNHCR, the United Nations Agency for Refugees, which will provide specialized attention to refugee and migrant children. This space, which will serve uninterruptedly from Monday through Sunday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., will offer psycho-social, ludic, guiding and educational attention to those boys and girls who come to the center with a responsible adult, providing hope and protection for them and their families. Among the services that the center offers, highlights a game room, a breastfeeding area, a family room, a center for connectivity and a lunchroom, all stationed between well cared gardens. It will also have a laundry area and shower for family use.

CFS in Arica, Chile

This initiative pretends to provide psycho-social and educational support to boys, girls and teenagers during their stay in the country while they regularize their situation. “In this space we want that the children continue to be children”, emphasized Sandra Contreras, World Vision Chile National Director. Support to the migrant population in Tacna

CFS in Arica, Chile

The opening of the new Friendly Space for Children (FSC) in the border city of Tacna, has the purpose of contributing with the generation of spaces for a dignified life and free of discrimination in the migrant population of Venezuelan in Peru, through socioemotional containment sessions specially focused on Venezuelan boys and girls. This FSC will be working Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The projection is to serve approximately 25 to 30 Venezuelan and Peruvian children in each session. Additionally, the functioning and operation of this space will happen thanks to the participation of volunteers, who will be trained for the development of the activities.

CFS in Tacna, Peru


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PROMOTING THE RIGHTS OF GIRLS AND BOYS WITH DISABILITY Fedorah Pierre-Louis / World Vision Haití

World Vision Haiti and the Secretary of State Office for the Inclusion of People with Disability and Special Olympics, signed an agreement to strengthen the legal framework of the rights of people with disability, implement inclusive public policies and promote the consideration of the specific needs of people with disability in the communities where both organizations are working. We expect that the authorities and the Haitian people feel challenged and inspired to work within their scope of influence to guarantee that the children, and, as a matter of fact, all the people with disability, are included in all the aspects of the society. Particularly, the boys and girls with disability are even more vulnerable. They have the same dreams and desires that the children without disability. However, the context in which they are involved, reveals us the daily struggle and challenges that they face; among those there are the negative attitudes of the 

society, inefficient infrastructure and adapted means of transportation, communication and other inaccessible services. The joint action plan includes the integration of the topic of disability in all the programs related to water, sanitation, health, nutrition and child protection; the promotion at a national level for the implementation of the legal framework, as well as actions of public awareness; this will include trainings for our staff with the purpose of strengthen their knowledge about the topic of disability. World Vision Haiti has been intentional when integrating boys and girls with disability in our programs in previous years, especially in the region of Monte Grand in Los Palis, where we have worked with blind children. For that reason, this type of partnerships increases our effectiveness to reach the most vulnerable children in the country.

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