Violence against women and girls is all too prevalent in the world. Violence can take many forms; domestic abuse, trafficking, rape, or harmful practices such as early marriage and female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C).
This month the conflict in Syria has entered its fifth year, and at times the numbers are overwhelming. More than 6.6 million children have been affected. Over 1.6 million have fled Syria, and another 7.6 million are displaced within the country. I can’t help but think of each of these numbers as a name
The crisis in Syria has been raging for four long years, leaving many families like Jalel’s in situations they never thought possible. The fighting has forced almost two million children – two million – out of Syria and away from stable lives. Meet Jalel, one of these children.
To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, World Vision is going green. No, we’re not dying our hair, painting our faces, or even lighting up our office in green fairy lights. Although we’ll admit this sounds like a lot of fun, instead, we are working with some of the world’s poorest communities to help them turn dried up, barren land, into lush, green vistas.
One of the best ways out of poverty in Africa is reclaiming once barren land and turning it into a thriving source of income. So naturally, one of the most important things we do involves the education, planning and implementation of reforestation projects.