World Vision International

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 13:31 by Tennille Bergin

By Lyndsay Hockin, Senior Humanitarian Policy Advisor

When I hear things like “today two billion people live in countries where development outcomes are deeply affected by fragility, conflict and violence” or “one in every five children live in conflict and are affected by its consequences, unable to enjoy the safe, bright future they deserve” I am not surprised. I am not overwhelmed by the statistics. I am instead reminded...

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Friday, April 12, 2019 - 01:35 by Leah Donoghue

By Kathryn Taetzsch & Puspasari Indra

Global Director & Advisor Cash & Markets Based Programming, World Vision

Asfiani was pregnant when the 7.4 magnitude earthquake hit Central Sulawesi in Indonesia in late September last year. She and her husband lost their home but not their lives in the disaster that killed 4,340, destroyed 70,000 homes and left tens of thousands of already vulnerable people internally displaced...

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Friday, March 29, 2019 - 01:37 by Patrick Gwayi

By Simon Nyabwengi, Country Director, World Vision Somalia
 
He slept beside her, quiet, his chest moving up and down gently with every breath. She sat beside him, keeping a watchful eye over him.

It has been a long journey for both of them, a 7 years journey for her, but an even longer 8 months journey for him.

 At 13, she had seen death and destruction, the booming sound of mortars, the staccato of machine guns...

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Friday, March 22, 2019 - 07:55 by Angeline Munzara

By Angeline Munzara, Senior External Engagement Advisor, WVI Livelihoods

The theme for the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) conference this year was: social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. After attending, I have been reflecting on what this year’s theme has meant for women...

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Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 00:19 by Divine Mugunga

As we celebrate our 25th anniversary at World Vision Rwanda, we also celebrate the partnerships and collaborations along the way.

If you were to ask anyone who has recently visited Rwanda to tell you about their trip, they are most likely going to mention that it’s a very clean country, that the people are delightful, and that it’s one of the safest countries in Africa with very low crime rates. For those who are familiar with the events that took place in April of...

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Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 02:24 by

By Andrew Morley, World Vision International CEO & President

The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is “balance”. It’s an appeal for equity for women and girls: “Better the balance, better the world.” I endorse this campaign personally, and World Vision promotes balance in every activity it undertakes. However, to achieve “...

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 22:49 by Patrick Gwayi

Philip Ndekei,  Manager – Food & Cash Assistance–Operations

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS CAREER? 

I’m very passionate about serving the vulnerable in the society. I have an education background and served as a high school teacher. I developed a...

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 02:41 by Cat-Dan Lai-Smith

By Chloe Bass, Technical Advisor for Women’s Economic Empowerment, World Vision US

The theme for International Women’s Day this year is “balance for better” and it could not come at a better time. In 2016, the High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment was established by the United Nations Secretary-General. Earlier this month, the US Government launched the...

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 23:29 by

By Vanessa Saraiva, Protection & Gender Senior Advisor, World Vision South Sudan

I have learned so much since moving to South Sudan. The country has various laws and policies that aim to support a woman’s full realization of her rights such as the National Gender Policy, the National Action Plan to Implement Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace, and Security and a Standard Operating Procedure for Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Prevention, Protection and...

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 06:00 by Cecil Laguardia

Why do I love this work? I would always get strange reactions every time I tell people where I work. It is one thing to be a humanitarian worker doing global emergencies and another thing to face the daunting challenge in a fragile context such as South Sudan's. Why can’t I just do the “normal” job where it is safe for women? I became used to this question.

I look at the facts objectively. An estimated 49 percent* of South Sudan’s over 12 million...

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