World Vision International

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 00:37 by

In these times of significant human suffering, growing complexity, and limited resources, the humanitarian system struggles to meet the ever-increasing demands that are placed upon it.  It is clear to most actors that the formal system, while offering many benefits, has yet to adapt to the new normal.  Few would argue that change is required, but the content and timing of that change continue to spur passionate and lengthy debate, with some even...

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 06:16 by

I’ve worked as World Vision Lebanon’s Cash Project Coordinator for the World Food Programme Project since October last year. We do distributions of e-cards, monitoring of shops where beneficiaries buy goods and follow up on beneficiary’s concerns. I started working with World Vision for a three month contract as a field distribution assistant, I had recently graduated and needed experience. When I got involved in the work and beneficiaries started telling me about their...

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Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 03:53 by

While thinking about a blog topic to write, I decided to focus on the Child Parliament in Bangladesh. This is, in my opinion, an excellent space for children to make their voices heard in decision-making processes. 

The Child Parliament is the advocacy wing of the National Children’s Task Force, a well-known children’s organisation established primarily to monitor the implementation of the National Plan of Action (adopted in 2002-2006) against sexual abuse and...

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 02:30 by Mario Stephano

‘Violence against children’ is a phrase that we often hear. It may affect us for a few moments, allowing us to reflect, feel the pain and regret. It may be just words on paper. It may be statements out of nowhere that have nothing to do with us.

 it is evident that children are putting the issue of violence at the forefront of their concerns. 

However, the phenomenon of violence against children keeps spreading. With the...

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Friday, July 10, 2015 - 08:27 by Ludovic Wahis

By Olga, Millenium Youth from Latvia

One day I was going out of school.. and suddenly I went to the information desk which stands in a dark corner where no one ever looks. There I saw an advertisement about a contest “Millennium Youth”. The idea to win a great opportunity to go to Brussels and speak with high-level politicians seemed completely unbelievable! But I decided to participate anyway! There was a contest - to do something in a week that...

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Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 04:22 by Patricio Cuevas-Parra

By Patricio Cuevas-Parra, senior policy advisor, Advocacy and Justice for Children - WVI

I truly know what it feels like to be voiceless, I was born in a generation where being a child meant having little space to express our feelings and opinions. This led me to ponder on what lessons we can draw from influential people on the international stage and their views on the inclusion of children and young people.

Last week, I attended "The Post-2015 Agenda and the...

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Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 05:16 by Ludovic Wahis

Being a participant in the “Career for a day” project, my main focus was to accumulate as much information as possible that would, hopefully, support my future career decision. Another main objective was to meet inspiring people in order to gain a better understanding of humanitarian work, international development and the alleviation of poverty.

Indeed, my goals were met and my expectations were overcome during my day at World...

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Monday, February 2, 2015 - 08:52 by

Malawi, one of the ten lowest income countries in the world, is once again victim of climate change. During the month of January, the Southern region, particularly the lower Shire and Shire highlands, has been hit by unprecedented rainfalls. In one day alone, the region has received the amount of a month’s rain. Communities report never to have experienced such erratic weather conditions. Recent figures evaluated the number of people who lost their lives due to floods to 176...

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