Current Events

Girls Who Happen to be Refugees

Author Dale Hanson Bourke recently visited World Vision’s education programs for Syrian refugee children in Jordan. As we mark World Refugee Day tomorrow, we invite you to join us in celebrating refugees’ courage in overcoming adversity. It’s not easy to be a girl in many places of the world. And…

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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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20th Anniversary of the Rwanda Genocide

This weekend marked the 20th anniversary of the start of the Rwandan Genocide. This genocide was one of the most brutal infliction of human rights in our history. It began after Hutu extremists within Rwanda’s political elite blamed the entire Tutsi minority population for the country’s social, economic and political…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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World Vision Responds to Typhoon Haiyan

World Vision is joining the Philippine government in rapid assessment and response teams from the devastation and loss caused by Typhoon Haiyan. Typhoon Haiyan, considered one of the strongest typhoons recorded, made landfall in the Philippines early on Nov. 8, sweeping the central Visayas island group. With maximum sustained winds…

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SWSW live at MOMCon – and a giveaway!

World Vision and MOPS International (Mothers of Preschoolers) are joining their efforts to make a better world for moms everywhere. This weekend, the annual MOPS Convention, MOMcon, is bringing together thousands of mothers from around the country for a three day event to relax, laungh, be renewed and learn. One…

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Join World Vision in a “Flash Flood for Good”

Did you know that nearly 2,000 children die each day from diarrhea caused by unsafe water? That’s more than the number of children killed by AIDS and malaria combined. But thanks to your partnership, World Vision is the largest provider of clean, safe drinking water for people living in the…

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