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DRC: Only 2 of 39 soldiers deemed guilty for the mass rape of 130 women

In the biggest rape trial in the history of the Democratic Republic of Congo, just two guilty verdicts were determined against government soldiers. Most of the soldiers were cleared. The trial relates to the alleged mass rape of 130 women by 39 soldiers. A military court in DR Congo on…

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A goat helps a boy attend school in Sierra Leone

Jenneh Mansary could barely make ends meet for her five children, so she certainly couldn’t make her 13-year-old son’s dreams come true. Abu simply wanted to attend high school, but Jenneh couldn’t afford the fees to send him — something not uncommon in their home country of Sierra Leone. There,…

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Syria crisis response: Large refugee camp opens in Jordan

The government of Jordan, along with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), World Vision and 19 other agencies, marked the official opening of the Azraq refugee camp in Jordan last month. Although the opening had been delayed several times, a decision was made to open the camp in…

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The perils of being an uncounted child

What if you or your child was never issued a birth certificate? For millions of children around the world, the lack of this key document puts them at greater risk of abuse and leaves them without access to legal protection, healthcare, education, and other essentials. Did you know that… –…

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Millennium Development Goals: The race to 2015

Since 2000, 193 countries — all the U.N. member states — have been working together with a common purpose: to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Eight goals are designed to fight worldwide hunger, disease, lack of education, gender inequality, and other problems associated with deep poverty. These global goals…

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Petals in the Dust

Did you know that… – 50 million girls have been eliminated from India’s population in the last century? – 7000 girls continue to be murdered daily in India? (from UNICEF’s “State of the World’s Children”, 2006) These statistics are disheartening. Petals in the Dust: The Endangered Indian Girls is an…

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The Harm in Child Marriage

I have written about the detrimental effects of child marriage as I am a strong advocate against forced child marriage. I believe that child marriage interlinks with other gender inequality issues such as maternal health and lack of access to education for girls. According to the organization, Girls Not Brides,…

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Meet a Safe Motherhood Ambassador

Meet Birhan Gabrihat. Birhan is a 46 year old, divorced Safe Motherhood Ambassador (SMA) in Ethiopia. She graduated with Healing Hands of Joy’s fifth class. She has four children, the three youngest live with her. Birhan suffered from fistula with the birth of her last child, 5 years ago, and…

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Snapshot of Strong Women, Strong World

Did you know that World Vision’s Strong Women, Strong World initiative was part of a larger World Vision effort? The For Every Child (FEC) Campaign was launched in 2010 as an aggressive, faith-stretching five-year plan to create sustainable change in some of the most challenged communities in the world. The…

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Celebrating Mothers Everywhere

Mother’s Day. What a special day to honor mommas around the world. Today we are sharing the stories of five Amazing Mothers. Let their stories inspire you today. – Sabina in Bolivia, who is raising guinea pigs with her daughter – Katungu in the Congo, who adopted an abandoned baby…

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