Friday, February 16, 2018 - 01:31 by Aline Rahbany
As the Ending Violence Solutions Summit closes in Stockholm, Aline Rahbany suggests the most effective urban programming solutions should fan out, benefitting everyone.
On my first visit to a vibrant city like Delhi I expected...
Monday, February 12, 2018 - 03:18 by
“His slap was really painful...I almost saw the stars.”
These are not the stars that children gaze at on a summer’s evening.
More than 1.3 billion children are estimated to be seeing these other stars every year around the world, after being hit or slapped violently by an adult as a method of discipline at home. With...
Monday, February 12, 2018 - 03:05 by
Denisa, 15, is engaged to a 28-year-old man. It’s not her choice, it is her family’s pressure from her family.
"At first it was like a bomb”, says Denisa from Albania. “My family was trying to convince me. It was like my body was there but my head and heart wasn’t… I can’t believe that at this age I have to take such a...
Monday, February 12, 2018 - 02:51 by
By Andrew Hassett
Global Campaigns Director, World Vision International
Hain remembers being told to kill or be killed. He was forced into an armed group in Myanmar when he was just 16.
"I shot just over 100 people. There were some people who were the same age as me there. Some even looked younger,” he said. “Whenever I think about those moments, I can’t sleep, I can’t eat and...
Monday, November 13, 2017 - 06:41 by Stephanie Cully
World Vision Communicator, Kate Shaw is currently in the Kasai Region where militia attacks and army reprisals have uprooted 1.4 million people.
Tshibola has such a great big smile as she comes into the room and sits down, I have trouble believing I’ve heard her correctly. How can someone smile like that and have done the things she's telling me about? Why would she join the people who killed her family?...
Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 03:58 by Amanda Cupido
By Elena Gaia
World Vision Senior Advisor - Policy & Partnerships - Violence Against Children
We hear a lot of excuses to justify child labour.
“The economy in some countries would crash if children weren’t working.”
“Children are learning skills that will help them when they’re older.”
“When I was young, I spent time helping with my...
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 11:35 by Amanda Cupido
The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children brought together 15 child delegates from seven different countries from Oct 19 to 20. Here's the story, as featured on our Instagram account.
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...
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 03:26 by Andrea Szekely
Blog and photos by Sacha Myers, Communications Specialist, World Vision International, Kurdistan Region of Iraq
Suham tries desperately to stem the tears flowing down her son’s small cheeks. She makes quiet, reassuring sounds. But Mahmood continues to sob.
I try to tell myself it’s normal behaviour for a five-year-old.
But Mahmood’s sobs go far deeper than just...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 14:05 by Amanda Cupido
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...