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A Heart for Children January 04, 2016

World Vision asks children what we can do for them to improve their well-being and the well-being of their families.

From despair at night to hope in the morning December 28, 2015

In Cambodia, where trafficking is common, see how education, food security, and improved economic opportunities are helping children and families know their rights and avoid being taken advantage of.

What Happens When Girls Flee Conflict Zones December 20, 2015

World Vision Communicator, Patricia Mouamar, reports on the dangers facing many refugee girls fleeing conflict zones, and reflects on her own experiences growing up in 1980s Lebanon.

From Struggle to Strength December 03, 2015

We spoke to 17 year old Srey courageous young girl who was forced to work within the sex industry when her family fell upon hard times but has since managed to turn her life around.

15-Year-old Girl Weaves Herself a Future October 26, 2015

15 year old, Serkalem Bihon, so desperately wanted to have an education that she used every scrap of paper she could find to make her own notebook for school. 

Khalida’s Story October 03, 2015

Khalida is just 8 and her days are filled with caring for her two younger siblings, as well as cleaning and cooking.

“How I almost became a wife at 11.” September 14, 2015

Thanks to child sponsorship, Ferdaushi is no longer at risk of being married off as a child bride. Instead she is free to pursue an education

Wherever she looks, she sees progress – What Child Sponsorship is doing for Joyce. September 01, 2015

Joyce remembers what life was like before World Vision came to her village. Those days are but a distant memory for Joyce and her family. She enjoys a much healthier and happier life now.

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.

FAQs: War in Syria, children, and the refugee crisis April 07, 2015

Nearly 2 million Syrian children are refugees, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) reports. An upsurge in fighting has complicated aid efforts as the conflict enters its fifth year.

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 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.

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

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.

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

Former sponsored child passes the torch of learning March 10, 2015

A former sponsored child ignites a love for education among her young students. A former sponsored child who now teaches in northeast Cambodia, Phally wants her students to participate — for their hands to spring up in excitement when she asks a question.

An art therapist comes home to work with women and children March 08, 2015

Through World Vision, Jwan went back to her war-torn native country Iraq to help women and children in their healing process though art. “My personal goal for this program is to bring a smile back to the displaced children’s faces”.

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.

Learning to count at age 15 March 04, 2015

In New Delhi, India, Sonam's family struggled to make a living, so education wasn't a priority for her life. In many developing countries, this is a reality faced by young girls, as depicted in the film, Girl Rising.

Sierra Leone: Ebola closes schools, imperils students’ future February 18, 2015

Schools are closed in Sierra Leone because of the Ebola virus. Twelve-year-old Zainab worries about falling behind in learning. She and her mother say children may become dropouts or child brides if they are out of school for long.

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 Young Girl’s Journey Towards Education in Nepal February 13, 2015

When Laxmi was 8 years old, she decided to quit school, as all her older sisters had done after they finished fifth grade. But in 2001, World Vision enrolled Laxmi as a sponsored child. Now, she is completing twelfth grade and hoping to become a teacher.

Caring for Two Lives: A Q & A with a Midwife February 07, 2015

Thanks to World Vision, Aklima was able to be educated and certified as a midwife. Midwifery is an extremely important skill for her community since many families can't afford to see a doctor or stay in a hospital. Read more here

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. 

Floods open doors to girls getting an education January 21, 2015

After devastating floods in Pakistan, World Vision established a ‘tented classroom’  in one of the organisation’s Child Friendly Spaces (CFS).  For many girls and women this was their first contact with formal education and it marked the beginning of many changes in the community’s thinking. 

Shattered School, but not Shattered Dreams January 16, 2015

“It’s good to be back in our school for our graduation.  It is sad to see how it looked after the typhoon but we’re happy that we can still march here today”. World Vision has been working hand in hand with the Typhoon-hit community of Estancia