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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


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

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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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Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 01:50 by Patrick Gwayi

By Simon Nyabwengi, Country Director, World Vision Somalia

It is a picturesque village, this Bantal village in Southern Somalia. Set on the banks of the Jubba River, with verdant green banks, the waters of the Jubba flowing quietly by. To get to the village, one has to use the state of the art ferry, made of sticks, old fuel drums and captained by a seasoned Somali captain, guiding the ferry across a steel cable, tied bank to bank.

We sat on the ferry floor, and...

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 00:24 by Tanya Mia Hisanan

Vele Emilio is currently World Vision’s Emergency Coordinator for Phase 2 (Recovery/Rehabilitation) of the Southern Highlands Earthquake Response Project. Prior to this assignment, he was the Emergency Logistics Officer for Phase 1 Disaster Relief and Response (Relief Items Distribution). Emilio joined World Vision in 2014 as an Administration Officer, and then later moved in to Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs working as a Disaster Risk Reduction Officer supporting...

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 08:10 by Coumba Betty Diallo

" My name is Houda, I am18 years old. I am a freshman at Kankossa high school. and I have been involved in a kid's club for 3 years. We have recreational activities like theatre and singing.

Thanks to World Vision Mauritania's support, we have been trained on children rights and protection.. As a result, we have conducted awareness-raising...

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Friday, February 8, 2019 - 04:20 by Coumba Betty Diallo

“My name is Mouna, I'm 14 years old.  I've been sponsored in World Vision program since young. Every year, my Swiss sponsor sends me donation I use to buy school clothes and supplies for my brothers and me. My mother has also been able to create a small business that is in the form of income-generating activity. Thanks to my sponsor's donations, we are all enrolled in private schools and we have very good grades."


“I’m Maimouna's mom. My daughter has...

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Friday, February 8, 2019 - 00:49 by

By Simon Nyabwengi, Country Director, World Vision Somalia

She wants to be a doctor. She does not know why. But she knows it is a good thing to be one. Maybe because when she fell sick, her mother crossed the Jubba River in Southern Somalia with her to seek medication. Here she met a doctor who treated her with kindness and gave her medicine that healed her stomach ache and fever.

I met Isnina in her village across the Jubba...

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