VoiceMore youth in their group meeting in the Central African Republic.
What we do

Campaigning

We work to ensure that challenges faced by children are widely understood and addressed by those in power. We boldly campaign to influence global leaders and empower young people to raise issues and campaign for change themselves.

For War Child, campaigning means speaking up for a cause or giving a louder voice to children who need it. 

We work to ensure that challenges faced by children are widely understood and addressed by those who hold power. We boldly campaign to influence global leaders and empower young people to raise issues and campaign for change themselves.

We work in close collaboration with organisations as well as national and international coalitions and alliances that share our vision. We have built a strong relationship with the UK government and work with senior civil servants and their teams to keep them updated on key developments children living through current armed conflicts. We engage parliamentarians and select committees and have collaborated closely with a number of All-Party Parliamentary Groups. We also partner with a number of leading think tanks to facilitate dialogue.

War Child staff campaigning.
The UK and other powerful governments have a critical role to play in ensuring that children in conflict are protected and those that violate their rights are held accountable. Credit: War Child UK.

What we do

Improving global accountability 

Not only do we stand up for the rights of children in war, we also tackle the root causes of conflict. Find out more about how we ensure that powerholders around the world protect the rights of children in conflict and hold those that violate children’s rights to account.

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Youth action 

Young people around the world are taking action against the impacts of conflict and we believe they are the future for change. Find out more about how we engage young people in decision-making, support them to become their own advocates and ensure their voices are heard.

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Youth campaigners from VoiceMore groups at global advocacy event.
We think young people should be their own advocates and their voices are not just heard but really listened to. Credit: War Child UK.

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Protecting children

We work with children, families, communities, and governments in conflict zones to protect children from danger.

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Supporting communities

We provide immediate support to families in emergency situations, as well as providing long-term solutions to help communities thrive again and remain resilient for the future.