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.
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...
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.