World Vision International

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 12:37 by Amanda Cupido

Fact: Every year, one billion children experience violence 

They say it takes a village to raise a child. World Vision says it takes a world to end violence against children.

World Vision's campaign It Takes A World has brought global leaders together by hosting events at United Nations offices in New York City, Geneva and Brussels. The goal? To catalyse a global movement of people committed to keeping children safe from harm. ...

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Monday, May 29, 2017 - 10:30 by Amanda Cupido

Written By: Deborah Wolfe
Photos by: Tiatemjen Jamir 


“You’re still a child, Derrick. Your main priorities should be school, and fun – not work!”

I was talking to my 15-year-old son. His after-school job was creeping up in hours. I was worried about his sleep and his schoolwork. He hadn’t played soccer with his friends in two weeks.

Here in Canada, we know the importance of protecting children, so they have a chance to be children. But in...

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Friday, May 12, 2017 - 16:58 by Amanda Cupido

By: Kristy Allen-Shirley

For many, Mother’s Day is a time to be a modestly spoiled with cherished words of appreciation, a jumble of school-made crafts, crayon-decorated cards, a pretty bouquet or a family meal. A day of affection and togetherness. It’s a different sentiment however for many mothers in northern Uganda, a gnawing despair in the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 06:36 by Ben Grierson-Hill

By Tim Costello

On that first Good Friday, Jesus’ final words on the cross “It is finished” was His triumphant cry. It marked the extraordinary birth of something else. His mission became the mission of His followers. He entrusted them to proclaim and authentically live out the reality of God’s Kingdom. To carry out the mission of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:18-19) and therefore be God’s ambassadors. To be lights in the...

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Friday, March 17, 2017 - 05:42 by Christo Greyling

 

The greatness of a people is not seen in our monuments, our accomplishments, or our prosperity. It’s most honestly visible in how we treat the vulnerable, the powerless, and especially children. Tragically, children are the first to suffer under the abuse of power, the distrust of warring factions, the ambition of people, and the greed of human hearts.  It’s common at Christmas time to reflect on the massacre of the innocents...

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 02:09 by Mario Stephano

Last month, I was in Addis Ababa supporting seven young leaders from Ethiopia, South Sudan and Uganda who participated in the Pan-African launch of the World Vision campaign to end violence against children.This was my first time in an African country, dealing with different perceptions of childhood and youth, and there are some important things I wanted to share about my experience.

I was amazed to hear their stories and learn about the challenges and problems that...

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Monday, February 27, 2017 - 17:49 by Jayakumar Christian

Lent is a season of preparation and anticipation. It is a time to seek forgiveness and reflect on the brokenness of our world; seeing it through God’s own eyes. 

For me, that prospect is daunting. Because right now, God must see a world that is very broken indeed. One where a billion children experience some sort of violence every year.

Children who are physically, sexually and emotionally abused. Forced into child labour, early marriage or armed recruitment...

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Monday, February 27, 2017 - 16:03 by Laura Gemmell

World Vision’s campaign ‘It takes a world to end violence against children’ was named because no one individual, group or organisation can solve this problem alone.

However, each of us is powerful and there are things we can do right now to better protect children at home and abroad. Here are just a few ideas: 

1. Familiarise yourself with the problem. Violence against children happens in every country, city and community. Don’t believe us?...

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