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We Will Smile Again - A Child’s Blog From Gaza September 29, 2015

Ten-year-old Rania lost her father when conflict exploded in the Gaza strip last summer now she’s getting back on her feet

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

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.

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.

Tadelu Wodajo from Ethiopia February 07, 2015

Three million girls undergo circumcision rituals each year. Community awareness is the key to ending this harmful practice that puts their lives at risk.

Bushara from Somalia February 06, 2015

Bushara has been suffering from fistula since her first child was born in a stillbirth three years ago. The young mother's sorrow continued as she endured exclusion and shame as a result of her debilitating condition. Bushara then sought help from World Vision.

When Girls Pay a Terrible Price for Living in Poverty February 04, 2015

Extreme poverty often prevents girls from getting an education and leaves them vulnerable to the worst kinds of exploitation. World Vision works globally to help change this reality -- and to empower girls and women to reach their full potential

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. 

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. 

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

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.

How a Water Well Helps Open the Door to Education January 12, 2015

We know that access to clean water can help improve the overall health of an entire community. But how does it help children -- particularly girls -- to stay in school and receive an education?

A Girl’s Journey from Brick Factory Worker to Outstanding Student January 07, 2015

A brick factory is no place for an 11-year-old girl. But each day, Keota would spend hours stacking heavy bricks in a dusty, dangerous workplace to supplement her parents' meagre income.

Educate a Girl, Change the world January 05, 2015

Education is the key to unlocking access to economic opportunity and other life-giving resources for millions around the world. 

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.  

Saving Lives in Sierra Leone November 21, 2014

Isata has been registered with World Vision Ireland’s AIM Health Programme* for over 2 years now and to say that this Programme has greatly impacted her life is an understatement. Here is her story

“Tuk Tuks” to the Rescue November 19, 2014

Recently, developing countries have started revamping and overhauling “tuk tuks” to transform them into community ambulances. 

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

AIM Health – Changing Women’s Lives October 09, 2014

Did you know that every 2 minutes a woman dies from pregnancy or child birth related complications? This amounts to over 280,000 women dying needlessly every year! 

The Story of Nozipho and how Sponsorship Changed her Life. October 09, 2014

Her name means gift. Even though she was born during a time of family turmoil, her mother decided to name her Nozipho – gift. Thanks to World Vision's Child Sponsorship Programme, she was able to complete her degree. Read Nozipho's story.