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World Vision statements on Water for the World Act & Girls Count Act

The end of November was a busy time for Congress – two bills that many World Vision teams have been working on moved forward in the House: the Water for the World Act and the Girls Count Act. You can find both press releases linked below. Congratulations to all of…

In: Advocacy

VIDEO: Maternal health in Sierra Leone

In January, 2014, a group of 12 women from the United States traveled to Sierra Leone. Many having children themselves, they quickly realized the alternate reality of motherhood when education and resources are limited.

In: Learn

How and why women should invest in women and girls

“The power and influence of women donors is clear, but will we use this power to significantly accelerate positive change for women and girls globally?” The Stanford Social Innovation Review recently posed this question in Jacki Zehner’s excellent article “Transformative Wealth from Women, for Women.” In the article she offers…

In: Learn

ONE – AYA Summit on Girls and Women

“For me poverty is up-close and personal. That’s why I am so passionate about economic development work.” ~Nancy Kairo by Nancy Kairo, World Vision Program Management Officer “What an amazing group of women!” That was my immediate reaction to the recently concluded AYA Summit organized by ONE; an international campaign…

In: Current Events

Strong Women, Strong World Annual Luncheon

In: Current Events

Strong Women, Strong World progress update

We have so much to be thankful for and celebrate! As of August 31, we are thrilled to report that, by God’s grace and provision, we are now at 40% of our overall goal. His faithfulness has been evident at every turn, and Strong Women, Strong World programs are supporting…

In: Learn

Jimmy Carter on Global Gender Injustice

“The most serious and unaddressed worldwide challenge is the deprivation and abuse of women and girls.” ~Jimmy Carter, A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power Last week marked the official launch of ALL IN FOR HER, a call to action and research report that is being released by…

In: Current Events

Report from the U.S. Africa Leaders Summit

by Lisa Trevino Cummins As part of the US Africa Leaders Summit in which President Obama hosted 40 Heads of State from Africa, I had the privilege of joining World Vision’s Strong Women, Strong World Director, Kathryn Comption, in attending the Investing in our Future Summit at the Kennedy Center….

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The Rise of Gender Capitalism

“Investing with a gender lens can create financial and social impact by increasing women’s access to capital, promoting workplace equity, and creating products and services that improve the lives of women and girls. Looking through a “gender lens” helps investors gain new perspectives, highlight poorly understood inequalities, uncover new opportunities,…

In: Learn

New El Salvador Gender Specialist report

Thanks to your support of Strong Women, Strong World, World Vision staff members in El Salvador are deepening their awareness of gender issues and learning to promote gender equality in a country context marked by male dominance and violence against women. By investing in World Vision’s gender equity work, you…

In: Learn