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...
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...
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...
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 07:48 by
We join with others around the world in prayer for:
· A world free from violence against children, where every child can play, go to school, be healthy, make friends, feel empowered and have their voice heard. A world where children feel loved and are safe from harm.
· Support for children who...
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 11:05 by Amanda Cupido
Growing up with muddy grounds, caravan homes and a perimeter of barbed wire can make you feel trapped.
That's the view for the 80,000 people living in Za'atari Refugee Camp. Many of them have been there since the start of the...
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 10:57 by Amanda Cupido
When it rains in Za'atari Refugee Camp, it's chaos.
"Everything gets dirty," explains Obada, 15, who has lived in the camp for the last five years. In an area made of dirt roads that spans more than 5 square km and holds 80,000 people, a bit of rain can definitely cause disruption. Even if you're lucky enough to have proper shoes, you can barely walk as your feet completely sink into the muddy ground.
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 10:22 by Amanda Cupido
Marah is a powerhouse within Za’atari Refugee Camp.
The 18-year-old is married with a child but, unlike most Syrian women in her position, she is learning new languages, taking photography classes and is a huge advocate for educating girls.
But she wasn’t always like this.
When she was living in Syria, she had to drop out of school because it was too dangerous. Her family then moved to Jordan in 2013.
“When we came here, life was difficult...
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...