Save the Children Girl Champion Maryam Ahmed from Nigeria visits the United Nations with our Public Policy and Advocacy staff. Photo credit: Save the Children, October 2017

Save the Children Girl Champion Maryam Ahmed from Nigeria visits the United Nations with our Public Policy and Advocacy staff. 

Global Policy and Advocacy

Education. Health. Safety. We Advocate for the Well-Being of the World’s Most Vulnerable Children and Fight to Uphold the Rights of Every Last Child.

Save the Children generates evidence-based insights and recommendations for policymakers to ensure that all children survive, thrive and are protected. Our policy team educates and cultivates political leadership to adopt proven practices, policies and programs for the world’s most vulnerable children, families and communities. And our advocacy enables us to disseminate knowledge and effective practices to help kids at scale.

Through research, partnership and advocacy, we build the political will to drive policy change at the local, national and global levels. Our research and advocacy is drawn from global best practices and our own expertise generated from programs in 120 countries around the world.

A Snapshot of Our Work to Improve Children’s Lives

  • We champion effective US foreign assistance funding for children and families
  • We engage the United Nations to ensure that refugee children don’t miss out on their education and are protected in humanitarian crises
  • We produce timely, relevant research featured in leading development policy and media outlets including the World Bank, The Guardian and the Brookings Institution


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