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Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 21:07 by Lindsey Talerico

I read a post recently that explained there is enough food for everyone on the planet to live a healthy and nutritious life. It seems almost an impossible fact when there are still 842 million people hungry around the world; when 3.1 million of the world's youngest children (under age-five) are dying every year from underlying causes directly connected to not...

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Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 02:34 by Paul Newnham

Every day we see people leading in our world. Some leading for good and some for bad. Despite how challenging we find the world, there are leaders fighting for hope, for life, for opportunity. It is inspiring of late to see so many that are so young.

Today, I woke to see a message on my Phone from CNN that 17-year-old Malala Yousafzai was recognised as the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner for her work speaking out on education.  At great cost to herself,...

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Friday, October 10, 2014 - 01:39 by David Westwood

The stats are shocking enough, let alone the impact of these on each and every life:  one in three girls around the world are married as children; one hundred and forty million women and girls worldwide have undergone FGM/C. How on earth do you go about addressing challenges such as these?

The UK government hosted, at the end of July, the first Girl Summit aimed at mobilising efforts to end female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM/C) and child early and forced...

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Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 01:31 by Ana Chkhaidze

Blog written by Lika Barabadze , link worker in “Caucasus Sub-Regional Social Inclusion of Children with Disabilities”. project.

“I believe it is impossible to work on a specific aspect of human rights without keeping the big picture in mind; it is impossible to work on disability issues while being prejudiced against other groups; and it is impossible to work only on one issue, in isolation.

“For this reason, the best thing about the parent-...

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 04:00 by Alexandra Matei

In 2014, we celebrate 25 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). You can read World Vision's CRC@25 blog series here. On 20 November 1989, the CRC became the first legally binding international convention to affirm human rights for all children. The CRC is a human rights treaty which sets out the civil,...

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Monday, September 29, 2014 - 08:17 by Alexandra Matei

On 24 September 2014, the Child Rights Action Group (CRAG) of which World Vision is an active member, convened 5 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from different political groups to discuss how to fully mainstream child rights in the European Parliament’s agenda.

The MEPs present at that event, who had also signed the Child Rights Manifesto, support the idea of creating an...

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Friday, September 12, 2014 - 01:58 by Mauricio Otasevic

The most important qualitative change generated by the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) was the shift in the way children and adolescents are viewed. There was a shift from being previously viewed as passive objects of government care and services to human beings with a set of rights. Children became recognised as agents of their...

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 21:57 by Sunjuli Kunwar

I had seen floods in pictures, but never in person. I can still say that I haven’t seen a flood, but I have seen the devastation one caused in Bardiya district during my recent visit. For me, it proved how strong the power of nature can be.

With the very first glimpse of the Rapti river from the plane, I could easily see how much the river had cut through the land.

Once on the ground I could see the fields drying after the flood. The mud was smooth and beginning...

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 13:11 by Paul Newnham

WE CANNOT DO EVERYTHING, AND THERE IS A SENSE OF LIBERATION IN REALISING THAT

As we arrived in El Salvador after 3 days of meeting with communities in Honduras, my head was swirling with all I had heard. Stories from people who each day lived in fear of the violence and poverty that had taken over their reality.

THE COMMUNITIES FROM WHICH SO MANY CHILDREN ARE FLEEING ARE DANGEROUS

As a parent with kids the same age as many who are fleeing, I was...

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Friday, August 15, 2014 - 02:22 by World Vision Blogger

By: Ajitson Samuel Justus, World Vision India Communications

Living in the middle of the forest may not be something new if you were born there. Generations are spent acclimatizing to the weather conditions, getting used to the long walking distances and living without electricity.



But what if you were not? What if you grew up in the city all your life?

 Kherring is a World Vision field worker who answers these questions with the story of his...

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