Inspiration

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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Countdown to International Day of the Girl

Mark your calendar! This year is the second International Day of the Girl which seeks to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential. Join us on October 11, 2013 to celebrate the opportunity and potential for girls. We invite you to…

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From a Child Soldier to College

This is the story of Grace Akallo. Grace was 15 years old when soldiers from the Lord’s Resistance Army raided her school in Northern Uganda and forcibly abducted her. She became a child soldier. Watch her inspiring story of her journey home to earning a Masters Degree.

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Nicholas Kristof: “Women as a Force for Change”

Nicholas Kristof is a well esteemed, American journalist, author, op-ed columnist, humanitarian and winner of two Pulitzer Prizes. He is particularly passionate about women’s issues and authored the book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. The profound book attests that the oppression of women is “the…

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A Case Against Child Marriage, by an 11 Year Old

Recently a video of an 11 year old girl speaking out against child marriage has gone viral. The girl, Nada al-Ahdal from Yemen, ran away from home to escape being forced into a marriage with an older man. Her video was posted to YouTube a few days ago and since…

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Education is the Only Solution

Nine months after being shot in the head in Pakistan, Malala Yousafzai addressed the United Nations Youth Assembly on Friday in New York. After being shot by the Taliban while returning home from school, Malala’s persevering strength has become a symbol for women’s rights worldwide. In this speech, Malala courageously…

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Bolivia: Dreaming big dreams

Sometimes we doubt those who big dreams in the developing world, when the reality seems bleak. Thoughts such as “That is impossible!” or “How would that even work?” crowd our mind and we are tempted to accept them. Isaca, a courageous woman entrepreneur from Bolivia, shatters such thoughts. As a child,…

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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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To Be Free

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” -Nelson Mandela

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Nigel Barker’s Message to Girls

Nigel Barker, fashion photographer and former judge on America’s Next Top Model, writes an open letter on the power of girls and the value of education My 3-year-old daughter, Jasmine, amazes me every day. In all of my travels around the world as a fashion photographer, I’ve never seen anything…

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