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Violence Against Girls and Women March 30, 2015

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).

Education is the best hope for the future of Syrian children March 30, 2015

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 

Meeting Jalel March 28, 2015

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.

For Mariam (age 5) being happy means having clean water and being able to go to school. March 22, 2015

It doesn’t take a lot to make children smile. For most, they smile when they are entertained. But for Mariam (age 5) being happy means having clean water to drink.

Why Investing in Girls and Women is Essential to Fighting Poverty March 18, 2015

Around the world, women don’t have equal opportunities to men, are discriminated against and denied their basic rights. But we know that investing in girls leads to a brighter future for everyone.

Reforestation March 17, 2015

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. 

Why investing in girls and women is essential to fighting poverty March 16, 2015

When you sponsor a child, we say that the difference you’ll make means more than you think. For Elsa, that difference was an education.

Living in conflict: I know what it feels like March 16, 2015

Cecil Laguardia: "Over time, the players in the conflict have changed but the struggle continues. I have lived in a conflict zone for all 50 years of my life..."

Brave Syrian Mothers March 15, 2015

I am extremely lucky to work for World Vision Ireland and as part of this job I get to travel around the world and meet other mothers...
By Niamh Cooper - World Vision Ireland

Keeping Girls in School, Stopping Child Marriages March 14, 2015

Only 10, Sanjida from Bangladesh is already credited with stopping one child marriage and educating dozens of other families in her community about the dangers of child marriage.

A Syrian Mother in Jordan March 14, 2015

Since fleeing Syria over two years ago, Um Abdel-Aziz has been living in Irbid, Jordan with with her, two girls: Hiam and Rawan, and three boys: Abdel-Aziz, Ahmad and Aboudeh.

Saying no to early marriage and yes to education March 12, 2015

All through 2015, World Vision Ireland is focusing on education for girls. Why? Because it’s one of the best ways to break the cycle of poverty

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