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What are we doing about fistula?

The World Health Organization has declared obstetric fistula “the single most dramatic aftermath of neglected childbirth.” In Ethiopia last year there were 9,000 new cases of fistula. World Vision and partner organization Healing Hands of Joy are joining together in a project that will help prevent other Ethiopian women from…

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Channels of Hope Semi-Annual Report released

Millions of women around the world live in cultures where the balance of power between men and women lead to gender-based violence, female infanticide, trafficking, and other actions that fundamentally deny the God-given value of each woman and girl. With the support of donors like you, World Vision is expanding…

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Early marriage derails an Ethiopian girl’s dreams

By Aklilu Kassaye, World Vision When Zafu’s mother received an offer for her daughter’s hand in marriage, it drastically altered the 14-year-old’s life course. The news devastated 14-year-old Zafu Arefe — her mother had accepted a marriage offer on her behalf. Zafu knew she had no choice but to abandon…

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Helping women stand up in the Congo

by Jeremie Olivier, World Vision communications officer – Justice and Advocacy for Children Thousands of women who have suffered from sexual violence or stigmatization from living in extreme poverty in the Democratic Republic of Congo are reclaiming their lives, thanks to a joint initiative between World Vision and Heal Africa….

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Creating New Traditions

by Jennie Gulian, World Vision writer My daughter, Annie, bought her first used car recently. She’s out on her own, and this is her first big purchase. And it’s all because of her piggy bank. Full disclosure: Her bank is actually a white porcelain bear. It now looks a little…

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Getting kids out of the sugarcane fields

Marking the World Day Against Child Labor today, Jesse Eaves, World Vision’s policy advisor in Washington D.C., writes about his recent trip to the Philippines, where World Vision is working with communities to stop hazardous child labor in the sugarcane fields. Meet 12-year-old Oscar, and read how he’s helping to…

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The ripple effect of water in Mali

Water changes everything, and access to clean water creates a ripple effect of positive impact across whole communities. Read about Dr. Greg Allgood’s latest trip to Mali, where World Vision Mali’s water team just provided their 1,000th water well since 2003!

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DRC: Only 2 of 39 soldiers deemed guilty for the mass rape of 130 women

In the biggest rape trial in the history of the Democratic Republic of Congo, just two guilty verdicts were determined against government soldiers. Most of the soldiers were cleared. The trial relates to the alleged mass rape of 130 women by 39 soldiers. A military court in DR Congo on…

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A goat helps a boy attend school in Sierra Leone

Jenneh Mansary could barely make ends meet for her five children, so she certainly couldn’t make her 13-year-old son’s dreams come true. Abu simply wanted to attend high school, but Jenneh couldn’t afford the fees to send him — something not uncommon in their home country of Sierra Leone. There,…

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Millennium Development Goals: The race to 2015

Since 2000, 193 countries — all the U.N. member states — have been working together with a common purpose: to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Eight goals are designed to fight worldwide hunger, disease, lack of education, gender inequality, and other problems associated with deep poverty. These global goals…

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