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For the Love of the Game: Increasing Girls’ Access to Sport in India August 26, 2016

World Vision has changed our lives. As a woman, I would barely even step out of our home, as was the custom,” says Paramjeet. “Today I am part of a Self-Help Group set up by World Vision, involved with many activities, and my daughter even travels to town on her own for her badminton practices.

Using photos to stand up to racial discrimination March 21, 2016

18 members of World Vision’s Children’s Council in Lebanon launched a photo book to show they are standing  up against racial discrimination. 

Year in Review January 19, 2016

Before we start a brand new year, it’s important that we look back at 2015, a very emotional one.

In 2016, World Vision and our supporters will continue to make a real difference in the world. So let’s reflect on the year passed and learn.

Gender Equality – One Struggle That’s Far From Over May 11, 2015

It’s 2015 and people are still treated differently based on gender. Of the1.3 billion people worldwide living in poverty - 70% are women and girls.

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).

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.

10-year-old Girl Stands Up to Child Marriage. 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.

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

Graduating with Distinction March 06, 2015

Meet Nozipho Mahlalela today—a graduate of the University of Swaziland with ambitions to start her own business—and it’s hard to believe the difficult circumstances into which this bright young woman was born.

More Than Social Justice February 17, 2015

World Vision is on mission to create a protective environment around children, not just so that they survive but also thrive in their communities. 

A Stitch in Time Empowers February 11, 2015

Through World Vision training programmes, Indian women receive training in tailoring as well as sewing machines, empowering them to open their own tailor shops and inspire the next generation. Read more

Under The Big Tree February 02, 2015

Last month, our wonderful writer/photographer team (Kari Costanza and Jon Warren) was in Tanzania, where they heard an amazing story of a community standing up to protect a little girl…from a very early marriage. This is what happened!

Bangladeshi Teen Avoids Early Marriage and Stays in School January 23, 2015

Recently, Suborna’s father arranged a husband for her. The family couldn’t afford to keep her in school. But the girl soon became involved with World Vision’s child sponsorship program and received support. 

Girls in school - and not getting married January 19, 2015

Getting girls educated is a huge challenge in the cattle-rearing village of Twoichiil, a Fulani village with 35 households, 15 kms from Barkeol District in the rural Assaba Region. 

Education is our right: was resonating in villages of Sindh January 14, 2015

World Vision Pakistan, under its education project, “My Teacher is my role Model” organised a series of awareness walks, in 20 villages of the Sukkur District.

World Vision Calls on Men to Stand up and Put an End on Violence Against Women in Ghana December 04, 2014

One in every three women is affected by family violence in Ghana and the situation is getting worse. That is why World Vision took to the streets to demand a change during the 16 Days of Action Against Gender Violence which is taking place from the 25th until the 10th of December.  

What’s Men Got To Do With It? November 07, 2014

In rural African communities where the head of the household, which in most cases is male, makes the majority of family decisions, the  simple,  yet  sometimes culturally acceptable, decisions that a man makes can impose huge health consequences on his wife