World Vision International

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 14:32 by Amanda Cupido

By Amanda Cupido

It’s the classic “chicken or the egg” dilemma. What comes first: a job, so you can get experience? Or experience, so you can get a job? The average millennial knows this quandary all too well. 

According to No Lost Generation research, it’s also a concern for...

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 06:48 by Amanda Cupido

By Irene Koernia Arifajar, World Vision Indonesia

Equipping local leaders

“We protect our children and educate our people about child protection. The last man we found abusing our children has been sent to jail for 15 years,” said Yarib Babis, the leader of the child protection committee of Kelle community in Indonesia.

Kelle is just one example of villages in Indonesia that have become increasingly aware of child protection thanks...

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 14:05 by Amanda Cupido

By Tamara Tutnjevic

At a time of year when many families are taking their kids to different countries for vacations, it’s irking to think that millions of children are crossing borders for a very different reason.

July 30th marks World Day Against Trafficking Persons in an effort to bring attention to a fact...

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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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