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Five Reasons to Attend World Vision’s Water Conference!

Have you signed up for H2O:DC yet?? This March in D.C., World Vision is hosting a different kind of conference – it’s for people who are tired of talking about justice and want to do something. It’s a gathering with a goal: to help bring clean water and improved sanitation…

In: Advocacy

Women’s Rights, Issues I Cannot Ignore

I have spent recent years trying to fully understand and grasp the idea of inequality. Perhaps I hold some humanistic beliefs, but I have never been able to understand how it is that humans allow other humans to suffer. I have become motivated and aware of the movement towards gender…

In: Inspiration

New law in Afghanistan may be detrimental for women

Gender-based violence ranks as one of the highest human rights issues facing our world today. Even though there have been major strides towards equality, parts of the world are yet to embrace equal rights between men and women. Recently, a new law passed in Afghanistan parliament that will make women…

In: Current Events

National Call-in Day for Water

Call Congress to advocate for clean water. Each day, nearly 1600 children around the world die from causes related to unsafe water or inadequate sanitation. Today is the national call-in day for the Water for the World Act. Every time you call your congressional Representative, someone in their office writes it down…

In: Advocacy

Bangladesh: Akhi’s Tears

by Kari Costanza It was when Akhi began to sob that I knew—this was the first she’d heard of her mother’s brutal childhood. I didn’t expect the 15-year-old to cry. She was so composed, so sure of herself, and so beautiful. We were chatting in a World Vision center in…

In: Learn

“Motherhood in Childhood”

Every day, 20,000 girls under the age of 18 give birth in the developing world. When a young girl becomes pregnant, her future drastically alters. Even more so if the girl lives in poverty. When an impoverished girl becomes pregnant, her chances of escaping the cycle of poverty are slim….

In: Learn

India: Channels of Hope for those with HIV

Pastor Rajinesh Jacob was the pastor of an Assemblies of God church in India. He was invited to take part in World Vision’s Channels of Hope workshop. After the three days of the workshop, a strong interest grew in him to learn more about HIV and AIDS and people living…

In: Learn

Are we feminist?

Recently, I was asked if I would consider the work of Strong Women, Strong World “feminist” work. This question initially puzzled me. I am someone who identifies beliefs as a feminist, but after being asked this question, I started to think about how the work organizations do towards gender equality…

In: Inspiration

Three Frustrating Myths about Global Poverty

“We all have the chance to create a world where extreme poverty is the exception rather than the rule, and where all children have the same chance to thrive, no matter where they’re born. For those of us who believe in the value of every human life, there isn’t any…

In: Learn

How women entrepreneurs can spur economic growth

“We aim low and we think small when it comes to women. It is time for us to aim higher. We can make a difference, not just for women, but for a global economy that desperately needs their contributions.” Women aren’t micro–so why do they only get micro-loans? Reporter Gayle…

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