World Vision International

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 14:18 by

By Kathryn Taetzsch
Global Director, Cash-Based Programming
World Vision International

It should not matter what logo, flag or funding source someone represents when they look into the eyes of a mother who has lost a child because of war, or a father who cannot feed his family because the rain did not fall this season, or a child who has only ever known a constant hunger twinge in their stomach...

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 11:17 by Amanda Cupido

By Patricio Cuevas-Parra, Senior Policy Adviser, Child Participation and Rights, World Vision International

The International Day of the Girl is a reminder of the need to address the challenges that girls experience in any corner of the world, from the richest to the poorest countries and it is a call to uphold human rights and empowerment as one of the core basis of an egalitarian society. 

Recently, I wrote a paper based on research I am doing...

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Monday, October 8, 2018 - 08:52 by Bruno Col

Before attempting to tell Zainab’s story, I would like to mention that I have 3 daughters, one only a few months shy of her 3rd birthday. I feel that it’s important to share this simply because I thought of my own daughter as I was asking Zainab if she could remember anything about Syria, before she was forced to escape with her family at the tender age of three.  

Her house in Syria was facing a school; she...

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Friday, October 5, 2018 - 04:08 by Amanda Cupido

 By Melissa, aged 17, Young Leader from Brazil

Given that Oct. 11th is International Day of the Girl, I would like to write about the relationship between three things that socially and culturally should go together but many times are not easily found: girls, empowerment and identity. Girls are born with diverse stigmas inherited from the most remote times. Society teaches us, the girls, to put ourselves in a subordinate position....

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Monday, October 1, 2018 - 00:36 by

Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami, Sept. 28

Less than two months after a deadly earthquake struck Indonesia’s Lombok island, a massive quake hit the island nation’s Central Sulawesi province.  The magnitude-7.5 temblor struck at 5:02 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, generating a devastating tsunami. More than ...

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Monday, September 10, 2018 - 21:51 by Seung Eun Lim

 
When Australian doctor Jerry Schwarz was last in Timor-Leste, the country was just emerging from 24 years of conflict and a violent independence referendum.
 
“I came as a voluntary doctor,” Jerry explained. “There was absolute chaos. There was no medical system or anything.”
 
In 1999, Timor-Leste voted for independence from Indonesia, a result that sparked mass violence and widespread destruction....
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Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 03:55 by

By Andrew Clucas
Senior Advisor, Quality and Innovation - Education, World Vision International

I take the ability to read for granted. Growing up in Australia, all the kids at my school learnt to read. It was like running around in the playground and kicking a football. It’s just what kids did.

Govinda, on the other hand, probably had a different childhood experience to mine. He grew...

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 19:04 by Coumba Betty Diallo

"My name is Hawa, I am 14 years old and I am attending my first year of middle school. During this past year, I joined Bababé's school where there was a reading and literacy boost camp. I was preparing for the college entrance...

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 07:48 by Mark Nonkes

40-year-old Zenebech’s pensive look cannot be missed. Her eyes are filled with worry and fear wondering whether they will ever return to their home. Together with her seven children, they are sheltering in a church compound in Kochere, Ethiopia’s SNNP region. They fled when renewed fighting broke out in their hometown in June. 

Inter-communal violence in West Guji (in the Oromia region), Gedeo (in the SNNP region) and parts of the volatile Somali region has ...

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 03:17 by Mark Nonkes

40-year-old Zenebech’s pensive look cannot be missed. Her eyes are filled with worry and fear wondering whether they will ever return to their home. Together with her seven children, they are sheltering in a church compound in Kochere, Ethiopia’s SNNP region. They fled when renewed fighting broke out in their hometown in June. 

Inter-communal violence in West Guji (in the Oromia region), Gedeo (in the SNNP region) and parts of the volatile Somali region has ...

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