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Advocate for Children

Over 100 years ago, Save the Children’s pioneering founder established that children have rights. Today and every day, thanks to our supporters, we are advocates for the rights of 2.3 billion children around the world.

Our political advocacy arm – Save the Children Action Network – was founded in 2014. Together, we’re building bipartisan will and voter support to make sure every child in the U.S. has access to high-quality early learning, that children arriving at the southern border are respected and cared for and that girls around the world are given opportunities to lead.

Through research, partnership and advocacy, our Global Policy and Advocacy team educates and cultivates political leadership to adopt proven practices, policies and programs for the world’s most vulnerable children, families and communities.

Learn more about how you can join us and advocate for children

A group of three Student Ambassadors wearing red Save the Children Action Network shirts stand together in front of Capitol Hill during the 2019 Advocacy Summit.


As the political voice for children, Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) is working to ensure that all children in the U.S. have access to high-quality early childhood education, keeping children safe at the southern border and in conflict zones around the world, and ensuring that girls around the world are given opportunities to lead.

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Maryam Ahmed speaking in front of Congress.


Like our founder, Eglantyne Jebb, Save the Children is an outspoken advoate for children. Drawing on a century of expertise, we work to ensure children’s voices are heard, their rights are realized and their issues are given top priority.

We educate and engage policymakers to champion policies and programs that improve children’s lives, especially the most vulnerable, like those suffering in Yemen’s humanitarian crisis.

Our recent public policy and advocacy efforts have focused on educating all refugee children and promoting global gender equality. 

A young boy stands with his hands behind his back in front of a faded painted mural in a schoolyard in Idlib.


Millions of children’s lives are being devastated by war and conflict worldwide, denying them the protections they deserve and risking their lives and futures. This is a war on children. Together, with your support Save the Children is calling on the United States and other world leaders to do more to keep children safe, uphold their rights and provide the resources they need to recover and restore their lives.

Join our #STOPTHEWARONCHILDREN campaign to stand up and speak out for the millions of children in danger around the world.


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