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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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Feminism is not the “F-Word”

Last week I was given an academic award at my university for scholarship in feminist writing. I was incredibly flattered in receiving this award as to me, it was one of the best complements I have received. In my past two years of college I have been passionately spreading the…

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“A Walk to Beautiful” Film Screening TODAY

Good maternity care has far reaching effects for families, communities and even the wider economy. Today is International Day of the Midwife, a day set aside to highlight the importance of midwives, and the contribution midwives make to the health of their nations. To commemorate this day, we’re hosting an…

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Afghanistan: Bringing health to rural communities using mobile technology

Contributed by Narges Ghafary, World Vision Afghanistan In Herat, Afghanistan, most mothers still prefer to deliver their babies at home. Women feel uncomfortable receiving care from men at health facilities (educated female medical professionals are scarce). Additionally, health facilities are difficult to reach during the winter season. However, most families…

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Your Photo Could Honor Moms Around the World

May 1-8 is the Global Week of Action, an international event to unite millions of people around the globe to send one message to world leaders: Maternal and child health matters. When we talk to leaders about maternal and child health, we are talking about prenatal care and assistance during…

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Girls Count Act 2013

The Girls Count Act 2013 is a bill currently in the House of Representatives stating that the United States will proactively support every child’s right to receive legal and social benefits through registration at birth. It was first introduced to the House of Representatives in October. This act doesn’t ask…

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Niger: Women and Water

by Kathy Treat, co-chair of Strong Women, Strong World My recent trip to Niger was unlike any other trip I have taken. I find myself explaining it by calling it “simple.” The needs are so basic and fundamental that they need little explanation. There is not a lot of context…

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Separate Bathrooms

With the passing of Earth Day this week I started to reflect on how fortunate I am to have easy access to water and sanitation. Even though these are things we often take for granted, many people do not have access to clean water, sanitation or proper sanitation facilities. Gender…

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Joy Chose Me

by Marilee Pierce Dunker Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if…

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Changing Society, One Family At A Time

Changing negative cultural stereotypes about men’s and women’s roles is at the heart of strengthening families in El Salvador. After attending a Channels of Hope-Gender workshop for pastors and their spouses, Pastor José Evelio Chavez of the Church of God in Sesori and his wife Norma enthusiastically described how the…

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