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Carrying the Burden: Srey’s story October 05, 2015

There are 168 million child labourers worldwide, Srey is one of them and is involved in the worst forms of child labour – like manufacturing. It’s backbreaking labour and it’s not meant for a 13-year-old girl.

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

“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

Forced into sexual slavery by poverty September 03, 2015

Read how poverty turned an innocent sleepover at a friend’s house into enslavement in Cambodia’s sex trade for 15 year old Mao.

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.

12-Years-Old and Homeless: Sonia’s Story August 21, 2015

Meet Sonia, she’s 12 and lives in Burundi, Africa. Her greatest wish is to have a pen and notepad and to go to school. But sadly, Sonia’s never been to school. She spends most of her days trying to earn something to eat – and many days she goes hungry. 

A letter from Ireland May 23, 2015

Rebecca thinks she might be sick she's so excited.  Never in her life has anyone handed her an envelope. There's a letter from Mrs Anne Brennan, telling Rebecca that they think of her in hot dusty Kenya every evening when it's bedtime and that Rebecca should always remember that there are people who care about her. 

Motherhood in difficult places May 21, 2015

Mothers in the most difficult parts of the world need help to have healthy pregnancies and healthy children. Read what it was like for Felistus in Zambia to give birth to her twin boys by candlelight at an understaffed and under-supplied clinic, and how World Vision maternal and child health programmes are bringing help and hope to mothers in communities around the world.

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 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

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.

Sponsor makes college dream a reality for one Filipino girl February 23, 2015

Growing up in the Philippines, Rachel longed to become a nurse but assumed it would never happen because of her family’s poverty. World Vision started helping her when she was 7. Eleven years later, she’s set to become the first person in her family to attend college

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

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. 

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.

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.