Current Events

Becoming part of God’s solution for Syrian children

World Vision’s Marilee Pierce Dunker knows how to cut to the heart of a situation. The daughter of World Vision founder Bob Pierce works as an advocate and voice for World Vision, sharing her heart for justice and peace. Last week she shared her thoughts on Syria: “I must confess…

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Syria: An Open Letter and Our Response

It is September, one of my favorite times of year, with all the best things that back-to-school brings; great memories of summer fun, more structure for moms as kiddos head to school, new Bible studies, Women of Vision kick-off events, a great time to travel, and some of the best…

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Pregnant Women in Syria Need Medical Attention

Pregnant women have been one of the most impacted refugee groups in the Syrian conflict. In the midst of the crisis in Syria, refugee pregnant women are in need of urgent medical attention. Prior to the start of the civil war, women in Syria were receiving adequate health care as…

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Rape in the Congo Continues

The M23 rebellion is a continuation of fighting that has gone on in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for the past ten years. This brutal conflict has been a major problem in the Congo since the end of the Second Congo War in 2003. This conflict has…

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Changing the World One Doll At A Time: Meet Shola

Many women have seen the ground-breaking film “Girl Rising” and having their hearts broken for the trials and perseverence required which girls around the world face every day. Are you wondering how to share this message with the young girls in your life? Hearts For Hearts Girls is a line a multicultural…

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Sex Trafficking: A Problem Across Borders

An FBI raid rescued 105 sex-trafficked children and arrested 150 pimps in 76 American cities earlier this week. The majority of these trafficked victims were young girls, ranging in ages from 13 to 17. The pimps, lured American children in with similar methods used by traffickers in the developing world….

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Girl Rising: Seeing the Movie was Only the Beginning

“I would like to see that girls are no longer used, as one African women said, as an ATM card. They are not economic exchange for either work or for dowry, but they’re allowed to develop and have a very fulfilled life as was intended for them.” -Cindy Breilh, Strong…

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Strengthening Africa by Investing in Women

Last week in Tanzania, many first ladies from across Africa gathered to discuss empowering women in their countries. This summit, called “Investing in Women: Strengthening Africa,” is hosted by the George W. Bush Institute. Strong Women, Strong World was highlighted at this summit, as an exciting commitment made to women…

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Dream Big

Today we welcome a guest post from Lisa Bos, World Vision Policy Advisor for Health, Education and WASH “I want our girls to dream dreams.”  Theo Sowa, CEO, African Women’s Development Fund I had the privilege in May of being a part of World Vision’s delegation to the Women Deliver conference…

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Igniting Change through Girls’ Health and Education

Watch above as The Forum at the Harvard School of Public Health discusses the far-reaching change that can be ignited through girl’s health and education.  ‘Research suggests that educating girls and women safeguards their well-being, ensures healthy future generations, alleviates poverty, and boosts GDP. Yet alarming discrepancies persist between genders and within and…

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