World Vision International

Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 09:41 by Amanda Cupido

By Sarafina, 16, Ghana

I am a Young Leader and honourable speaker of the Child Parliament Club in my District. I am writing this blog on the World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse and Universal Children’s Day to share with you all the work that we, child parliamentarians, are doing.

Our Child Parliament Club seeks to find problems affecting children and after identifying these problems, we...

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Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 09:35 by Amanda Cupido

By Nicoleta,16, Romania 

Violence is a problem that we are used to facing; everywhere we look there is something bad happening but we can overcome it with kindness as long as we are involved in creating a better world.

I am part of the Children Consultative Committee from World Vision Romania, which is formed by children from all around the country that love to be involved and make changes. We contributed to the World Vision global campaign It...

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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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Friday, June 29, 2018 - 06:40 by Amanda Cupido

By Ermenda, 16, Young Leader from Albania

I would like to share with you some very sad stories of Albanian children, which are true and also widespread throughout my country. I come from a village in one of the poorest regions of Albania and others call us “Maloke” which means people who live in mountains. But actually, it is used to describe us as "wild people." And you know what, it might be true, but not only for my village, nor my city. Many Albanian...

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 03:37 by

“It only takes a spark, to get the fire going…”

The words of this old hymn come to my mind every time I think of the number of children and families on the move.

I have often wondered whether the person that set the spark off – that triggered a conflict or escalated tensions in communities – had any idea how destructive that spark would be as it uproots families and children from their day to day routines, altering their futures forever.

Many children,...

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 07:13 by Amanda Cupido

By Suelv, aged 14, Young Leader from Albania

Hello, my name is Suelv, I am 14 years old from Albania. I live in the coastal city called Vlora. I want to talk about ending violence against children especially physical, psychological and verbal violence. I would like to emphasize the importance of child participation in making a change in children's lives and especially in empowering girls.

Ending violence against children

My friends...

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Friday, June 22, 2018 - 08:34 by Amanda Cupido

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 decision for my life.”

Denisa’s friend...

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 01:58 by

By Angelo Mathuch, Faith and Development Coordinator, World Vision South Sudan

I have experienced and seen so much evil at an early age but I choose to focus on the good. I have been hurt but I am not destroyed.

Just like the Joseph’s story in the Bible, I have been through the crucible so my life can show the hand of God. With the horrifying journey that I have been through, in the...

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 07:15 by Amanda Cupido

By Benjamin, 14, Young Leader from Chile

My name is Benjamin, I am 14 years old and from Chile. I would like talking about bullying, which is a form of violence that we experience a lot in my school.

First, I want to ask you to close your eyes and remember the time when you were in school. Remember if you were a bully or, you saw bulling or you were a victim of bullying. Think how you felt at that...

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Friday, May 25, 2018 - 11:44 by Amanda Cupido

Children have the right to live without violence and are leading a global movement to share their stories and solutions. It takes a world to listen.

"Many parents and adults are convinced that without using physical force it is...

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