Reflective Thoughts on the World Day Against Child Labor

NEW YORK, NY – Not only is June 12 the World Day Against Child Labor, but 2021 has also been proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly as the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labor. The United Nations Global Compact is focusing on the issue of child labor. The Compact is a voluntary… Continue reading Reflective Thoughts on the World Day Against Child Labor

Rewriting the Tragedies of Girlhood

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by KP Yohannan, issued this Special Report on the horrific realities girls face, child marriage, human trafficking, abuse & exploitation, and the restoration & redemption that God brings to their lives. Nearly 173 years ago, on October 16,… Continue reading Rewriting the Tragedies of Girlhood

New Report from Gospel for Asia: ‘Rewriting the Tragedies of Girlhood’

Little Girl with Sad Eyes

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) have released the newest in their acclaimed series of Special Reports. The latest report is about being a girl – and the tragedy that can be. Susan Lawson opens her well-document report with a thumbnail view of the classic… Continue reading New Report from Gospel for Asia: ‘Rewriting the Tragedies of Girlhood’

RE: World Day Against Child Labor – Are We Making Progress?

NEW YORK – Friday, June 12, 2020, marked the 19th annual World Day Against Child Labor sponsored by the International Labor Organization with the cooperation of UNICEF. The purpose of the day is to raise awareness of the magnitude of the problem of child labor. Typically, the World Day Against Child Labor focuses on bringing… Continue reading RE: World Day Against Child Labor – Are We Making Progress?

Rescuing Pakistan’s Brickyard Children

PAKISTAN – In August 2019 Northern Ireland Christian couple Maurice and Maureen Wylie visited Pakistan not realizing that their lives would never be the same from that one visit! Previous to the trip, they had asked what could they take with them that would help the children and the parents of the brickyard? Expecting to… Continue reading Rescuing Pakistan’s Brickyard Children

Gospel for Asia Unwraps ‘Hope to Forgotten Ones’ Christmas Campaign

UNWANTED CHILDREN: Millions of "unwanted" children in Asia crave the gift of "love and hope" this Christmas. Texas-based missions agency Gospel for Asia (GFA, www.gfa.org) today launched a Christmas season campaign -- Bringing Hope to the Forgotten Ones -- aiming to save thousands of Asia's poorest children from a life of misery. For more, go to http://www.gfa.org/press/sponsor-child.

WILLS POINT, TX — Millions of “unwanted” children in Asia crave “the gift of love and hope” this Christmas, missions agency Gospel for Asia (GFA, www.gfa.org) said today — as the Texas-based organization launched a Christmas season campaign to help what it calls “the forgotten ones.” Asia’s ‘unwanted children’ crave ‘Hope More than Anything Else’… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Unwraps ‘Hope to Forgotten Ones’ Christmas Campaign

Picture Time Shows Child Slavery Movie in Rural India Villages

MUMBAI – Picture Time, a unique mobile Digiplex theater startup company, begins a new venture on November 14. The company has produced a film, Jhalki, about a nine-year-old girl from rural India who sets out on a journey to find her younger brother. Seeking financial help, but being illiterate, their parents unwittingly sold her brother… Continue reading Picture Time Shows Child Slavery Movie in Rural India Villages

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery – December 2, 2019

NEW YORK – When Americans contemplate the abolition of slavery (which is not often), we immediately think of President Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation. That document made slavery illegal in the United States effective January 1, 1863. Likewise, the United Nations abolished slavery worldwide on December 2, 1949, when the General Assembly adopted the… Continue reading International Day for the Abolition of Slavery – December 2, 2019

Child Labor in South Asia: Heartbreaking Insights

WILLS POINT, TX – Did you know that India is home to the largest population of children in the world? That’s right. With 448 million children under the age of 18, India alone has 103 million more children more than China. Nearly 25% more.The 2011 government census also reported 10.2 million children between the ages… Continue reading Child Labor in South Asia: Heartbreaking Insights

Labor & Child Labor Statistics for Afghans: Millions Cannot Make a Dollar a Day

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – On August 27, Afghanistan’s Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs released data indicating that “1.9 million Afghan children are engaged in labor work across the country.” The ministry said the child labor problem is unlikely to improve until the country is free of the poverty and economic issues caused by years of… Continue reading Labor & Child Labor Statistics for Afghans: Millions Cannot Make a Dollar a Day

On World Day Against Child Labor, Get Kids Into the Classroom

From an early age, I knew that I wanted to help change the world. As a young girl, I traveled with my father around the country and eventually around the globe. I dreamed of the places I could one day go and the people I could help. As I grew up, my parents invested in… Continue reading On World Day Against Child Labor, Get Kids Into the Classroom

‘Beyond Despicable’ Conditions Trap 200 Million Children in Child Labor Industry, According to Gospel for Asia Report

In conjunction with World Day Against Child Labor, Christian humanitarian agency spotlights ‘horrible and tragic’ plight of children — as young as five — forced to work in horrific conditions. WILLS POINT, TX — More than 200 million children, as young as five years old, are trapped in “despicable” labor conditions, according to a soon-to-be-released… Continue reading ‘Beyond Despicable’ Conditions Trap 200 Million Children in Child Labor Industry, According to Gospel for Asia Report

Gospel for Asia Highlights Injustice of Extreme Poverty in Asia on World Day of Social Justice

Special report entitled “Seeking Justice & Defending Human Rights” conveys GFA’s concerns about the impoverished in Asia. While welcoming an international day of awareness that turns the global focus on issues keeping millions in grinding poverty, missionary organization Gospel for Asia is year-round helping to bring relief to the underprivileged trapped in that cycle. In… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Highlights Injustice of Extreme Poverty in Asia on World Day of Social Justice

Children and Families Enslaved in Brick Kilns

A Special Report published in February 2018 by Gospel for Asia revealed that more than 40 million people around the world are currently living in some form of slavery. The report added that 25 million of those are enslaved in Asia and the Pacific. Seeking Justice and Defending Human Rights Wherever Poverty and Oppression Exist… Continue reading Children and Families Enslaved in Brick Kilns

21st Century Slavery & Human Trafficking: Stories, Statistics and Solutions

slaveGospel for Asia (GFA World) Special Report on Slavery & Human Trafficking Written By Palmer Holt of InChrist Communications Around 10 million people are currently behind bars somewhere in the world. Some have yet to face trial, a few have been wrongly convicted, but most are prisoners for a crime they have committed. Meanwhile, four… Continue reading 21st Century Slavery & Human Trafficking: Stories, Statistics and Solutions

Believers Eastern Church Feeds 150 Brick Factory Laborers

Children are having food. Source: Believers Eastern Church

Believers Eastern Church served a hot, nutritious meal to 150 men and women working in a brick factory on International Workers’ Day, May 1, to encourage and show God’s love. Pastor Aapt and the leader of the local Women’s Fellowship, Chadna, led the food distribution. Many of the people in this area serve as laborers… Continue reading Believers Eastern Church Feeds 150 Brick Factory Laborers

World Day Against Child Labor Statistics

Children working in brick kilns in Nepal

GENEVA – June 12, 2018, is World Day Against Child Labor. The annual event is sponsored by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and is intended to “direct attention to the plight of child laborers with the hope of one day being able to end all forms of child labor that may exist in the world… Continue reading World Day Against Child Labor Statistics

January Proclaimed as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

WASHINGTON, Dec. 29, 2017 /The White House / — President Donald Trump issued a proclamation designating January 2018 as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. The proclamation calls upon “industry associations, law enforcement, private businesses, faith-based and other organizations of civil society, schools, families, and all Americans to recognize our vital roles in ending… Continue reading January Proclaimed as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month