Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon

“A woman who survives AIDS should not be left to die from a treatable or preventable cancer.  And neither should her mother, or her sister, or a friend who does not have AIDS,” said President George W. Bush. “Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon will continue leading coordinated action with partners around…

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Introducing Child Health Now Advocacy Project

We are excited to introduce a new project to our Maternal and Child Health  initiative: Child Health Now – Advocating for Child and Maternal Health. The Child Health Now Project is World Vision’s multi-country, strategic effort to harness the power and influence of advocacy, for the purpose of improving child and…

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Why Lend Money to Women?

By Johanna Ryan, Operational Effectiveness Director, VisionFund International “What is your vision for 2020?” I asked Claudine. “I want,” she says, “even the poorest in the community to afford motorcycles, and the wealthiest to afford cars.” I was standing in a group of about 20 people, on top of a steep…

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Mali: Potable water improves our health

By Sidy Lamine Bagayoko, World Vision Mali Word Vision Mali staff field visitors are welcomed in Neguèla as heroes, a way for inhabitants to show their gratefulness. Before the intervention of World Vision in the town of Neguèla, villagers faced all kind of hardships just to get just water –…

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What can HIV teach us about fighting Ebola?

Dale Hanson Bourke, author and former World Vision U.S. Board member, wrote a thought-provoking essay in the Washington Post entitled “Four Things HIV Can Teach Us About Fighting Ebola.” In it she reminds us of the importance of the response of religious leaders in times of crisis, and how to…

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VIDEO: Maternal health in Sierra Leone

In January, 2014, a group of 12 women from the United States traveled to Sierra Leone. Many having children themselves, they quickly realized the alternate reality of motherhood when education and resources are limited.

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How and why women should invest in women and girls

“The power and influence of women donors is clear, but will we use this power to significantly accelerate positive change for women and girls globally?” The Stanford Social Innovation Review recently posed this question in Jacki Zehner’s excellent article “Transformative Wealth from Women, for Women.” In the article she offers…

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Strong Women, Strong World progress update

We have so much to be thankful for and celebrate! As of August 31, we are thrilled to report that, by God’s grace and provision, we are now at 40% of our overall goal. His faithfulness has been evident at every turn, and Strong Women, Strong World programs are supporting…

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The Rise of Gender Capitalism

“Investing with a gender lens can create financial and social impact by increasing women’s access to capital, promoting workplace equity, and creating products and services that improve the lives of women and girls. Looking through a “gender lens” helps investors gain new perspectives, highlight poorly understood inequalities, uncover new opportunities,…

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New El Salvador Gender Specialist report

Thanks to your support of Strong Women, Strong World, World Vision staff members in El Salvador are deepening their awareness of gender issues and learning to promote gender equality in a country context marked by male dominance and violence against women. By investing in World Vision’s gender equity work, you…

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