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Breaking Barriers February 09, 2016

Kousalya is preparing the afternoon meal for over 60 children, as part of World Vision India’s UMANG feeding programme designed to address the high rates of malnutrition across India. But she is also breaking down one of the oldest social evils that the nation still struggles with, the Caste system. 

A Call to End Female Genital Mutilation in Kenya February 06, 2016

Today is February 6th and it’s the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation. Unfortunately, female genital mutilation is still a problem in many parts of the world. Here is some more information about this unjust practice and efforts to stop it in Kenya:

Seeds of Life January 31, 2016

After her husband’s death, Benedetti has struggled to provide enough food for her four girls. Benedetti’s family was among the 200 households that Mutonguni ADP provided drought-resistant, improved seeds for cowpeas and beans. This simple intervention transformed Benedetti’s life.

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.

International Men’s Day 19/11/2015 November 19, 2015

Today as the world celebrates International Men’s Day, we would like to highlight the crucial role that men play in the daily lives of women and children.

Changing the Odds in Sierra Leone October 08, 2015

Hawa was distraught having lost 2 babies due to birth complications so she turned to World Vision Health worker Alice for advice. Now her and new baby Lucy are happy and healthy.

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.

A New Hope September 24, 2015

Young activist Esperance stands up to the horrors of child prostitution. 

Rebuilding: Women return water to their village July 25, 2015

The families from Majuwa village had barely recovered from the impact of the 7.9 April 25 earthquake that hit Nepal when a new earthquake struck on May 12. The earthquake also damaged the water pipelines and they couldn't be fixed.

We Have Hope July 22, 2015

Since the cessation of hostilities between the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and the Government of Uganda in 2006, it has been difficult for the kidnapped women, and the children we gave birth to in the bush, to return to a normal life. Angela Atim began Watye Ki Gen in June 2012 as a project to work with female returnees.

From Failing Farmer to Successful Businesswoman May 29, 2015

When Gertrude’s farm was failing, all hope seemed lost. But she didn’t give up. Instead, she started her own business and now she’s a successful entrepreneur with confidence and a new lease on life. 

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.

Dying for children: being a mother in South Sudan April 29, 2015

For most women, the birth of a child is a happy event, but for many women in South Sudan, it is life-threatening. South Sudan has the highest rate of maternal mortality in the world. 26 women from every thousand women die either in childbirth or shortly after.

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.

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..."

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

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 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!

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. 

A Cow Named Gift December 10, 2014

Sandra is a founding member of Rwengongo Women’s Group, one of the many dynamic self-help organisations World Vision has been working with in North Rukiga ADP. 

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