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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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Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 04:12 by Brian Kisoro

For millions of children this Universal Children’s Day brings little consolation. Brothers, sisters, daughters and sons are forced out of their homes and are constantly on the move because of conflict.

This blog cannot capture the untold suffering and uncertain future of the over five million children who are forced out from their homes and displaced due to conflict.

In an October ...

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Friday, November 9, 2018 - 22:08 by Amanda Cupido

By Suelv, 14, Albania

Being a child or a teenager can be pretty rough sometimes. Especially if you’re living in Albania, where children and teenagers are vulnerable, facing violence, abuse and bullying. As a group of children and teens from a small village near the coastal city of Vlora, we decided do some child protection activities and to dedicate our awareness campaigns to some of the most disturbing themes in our area: violence against children and cyber...

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Monday, October 22, 2018 - 22:14 by

By: Joao Helder Diniz

The massive exodus of citizens leaving Venezuela is currently considered one of the biggest humanitarian crises on the globe. It is estimated that more than 2 million Venezuelans have left their country in search of better living conditions and security.

Despite the size of the exodus and the...

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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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