From the blog…

Women and Water

This past Saturday was World Water Day, a day to raise awareness of water problems and the issues around water. According to the United Nations, “in 2014, the UN System-working closely with its Member States and other relevant stakeholders-is collectively bringing its attention to the water-energy nexus, particularly addressing inequalities,…

In: Learn

Commission on the Status of Women

Every year, representatives of Member States join at the United Nations in New York for the Commission on the Status of Women. The goals of this gathering are to assess gender equality and to pinpoint challenges in the progress towards equality. Today is the final day of this gathering. Member…

In: Current Events

New Strong Women, Strong World report available

Read the Strong Women, Strong World 2013 annual report and learn how 1.5 million people have benefited from access to clean water, economic development assistance, primary healthcare, and child protection advocacy and services. Thanks to the generous giving of World Vision donors, more women and girls in impoverished communities are…

In: Learn

Upcoming Events for Strong Women, Strong World

Twitter chat: #IAmCourage Tuesday, March 18th, 9-10:30am PT / 12-1:30pm ET Join World Vision and other charities on a Twitter chat, arranged by the ground-breaking film Girl Rising. This will be a conversation about how courage empowers girls and women worldwide, with the people that help make it happen. Girl…

In: Current Events

Twitter chat: #IAmCourage

Join World Vision and other charities on a Twitter chat, arranged by the ground-breaking film Girl Rising. This will be a conversation about how courage empowers girls and women worldwide, with the people that help make it happen. Girl Rising will facilitate a robust dialogue with its partners and supporters…

In: Current Events

Updated Strong Women, Strong World map

Check out our new Strong Women, Strong World map with updated projects! Wondering why Afghanistan is highlighted green? Through your support, the Herat Midwifery Extension Project in Afghanistan ended in July 2013. This project helped to reduce maternal and infant death by training 24 midwives at Herat Maternity Hospital, who…

In: Learn

Where do the world’s slaves live?

Wonder where the world’s 30 million slaves live? Check out this map from the Washington Post. Take note that 60,000 of the world’s slaves are in U.S. Also check out the map that shows the share of each country’s population that is enslaved.

In: Learn

Anticipating International Women’s Day: Economic Empowerment of women from injera making

Increasingly, International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities. Today we celebrate four groups of women in Ethiopia:…

In: Inspiration

Anticipating International Women’s Day: Rhetoric Leads to Action

”The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts for all who care about human rights”- Gloria Steinem Saturday, March 8, is International Women’s Day. This day is intended for both men and women to celebrate and…

In: Inspiration

The Game of Life

How do you share a glimpse of poverty with your friends? The Game of Life, prepared by World Vision’s Strong Women, Strong World initiative, provides an interactive, meaningful way for your group or community to see poverty in the developing world and engage with the needs of children and families….

In: Learn