Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 21:47 by
Amar Ismail is 16 years old and is best known for challenging “everything going wrong” in her community. She is the head of Children’s Committee in Akkar province, in northern Lebanon, as well as being a playwright and an aspiring lawyer who wants to defend children with no identification, who are often persecuted
In the little town of Tal Bire, Amar lives with her parents and seven siblings and goes to “El Hisa” High School, one of...
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 19:41 by Tanya Mia Hisanan
By: Megan Gaure, World Vision PNG mSupply Coordinator
Last 26 February 2018, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake hit Papua New Guinea with the epicentre about 89 kilometres southwest of Porgera in Enga Province. Four provinces (including Hela Province) and five districts were affected by the quake with severe damages in 17 Local-Level Governments (LLG).
I was on official visit to Tari, Hela Province (around 70...
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 09:59 by
“I was a stranger and you welcomed me.”
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 07:08 by
“I was thirsty”
I sip on a glass of water to satisfy my own thirst, as I reflect on Jesus’ words in Durban, South Africa from the scene of judgement. The water I drink comes from the tap in our church house that is supplied by the local municipality. It is a privilege to easily access clean drinking water. This is certainly not the experience for many South Africans. Currently, some parts...
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 15:59 by Jorge Felipe
About 46 kilometers away from Guatemala City, Guatemala, is Caserío San Jerónimo, San Juan Sacatepéquez. Though beautiful, and full of smiling children, the city was hiding a dark secret.
Community leader, María Victoria Pirir, says that there were many cases of familial abuse. “These cases worried us because no one was taking control of the situation. There were many reports of mistreated children.”
Another problem was alcoholism. “Sometimes there were food...
Monday, February 19, 2018 - 05:04 by Patricio Cuevas-Parra
By Agnes Kabonesa, youth activist, Uganda.
Child marriage has been and is still one of the most pressing issues affecting many girls in different communities and societies across the world. It is on the increase and there are threats from countries like Iraq to legalise it. Despite all the challenges, we can stop child marriage and this is only possible if we are able to do many things together to tackle the problem at a social,...
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 - 03:33 by
By Kerin Ord,
Education Global Sector Lead
Recognising faith leaders as vital partners in ending poverty has come late to the humanitarian industry. In many countries, the influence religious leaders have over people can literally save lives. In Sierra Leone, for example, imams persuading families to forgo traditional burial rites for their loved ones reduced infection rates and helped end the Ebola crisis....
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...