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Restoring marriages in the Solomon Islands

Channels of Hope is one of World Vision’s most effective approaches to partnering with local churches and faith-based organizations to change deeply held cultural beliefs, such as those about gender roles. This biblically based program promotes gender equality through understanding and applying Scripture responsibly to address underlying beliefs about the…

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Rwanda 20 years: Why I was afraid

Seven years ago, World Vision’s Kari Costanza visited Rwanda for the first time. She was able to replace her fear about the trip because of stories like Zaphran’s. World Vision’s early work in Rwanda immediately following the genocide focused on peace-building, livelihood training, water and sanitation, agriculture, education, and health…

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Recovery in the Congo

Angelani Idolwa Collette (left) is a former victim of sexual violence. Together with her daughter, she was held hostage by a rebel group for six months. She has recovered from the trauma and now counsels other survivors. Today, she says, “I enjoy my life and what I do.”

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VIDEO: Female Genital Mutilation explained via cupcakes

Check out this creative way to explain a very disturbing issue that has affected at least 130 million women around the world. Warning: this film contains discussion of female genital mutilation (FGM).

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Current humanitarian crises and World Vision’s response

Ongoing conflict and increasingly frequent natural disasters worldwide affect millions of children and families. World Vision disaster relief experts identify humanitarian emergencies happening right now.

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Honor-Based Violence

Honor-based violence (also known as gender-based violence) ranks as one of the highest human rights issues facing our world today and violence towards women is a universal and widespread issue. In my opinion, one of the most unjustifiable yet complicated forms of violence towards women are honor violences or “honor…

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Photos of Sierra Leone community health workers

In October 2012, World Vision launched the Sierra Leone Health Access Improvement (AIM High) project in the Pejeh and Sowa chiefdoms of Pujehun district. To increase healthcare coverage in Pejeh-Sowa, the project will train community health workers in every village—one for every 20 households. They will go out into their…

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Women and Water

This past Saturday was World Water Day, a day to raise awareness of water problems and the issues around water. According to the United Nations, “in 2014, the UN System-working closely with its Member States and other relevant stakeholders-is collectively bringing its attention to the water-energy nexus, particularly addressing inequalities,…

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New Strong Women, Strong World report available

Read the Strong Women, Strong World 2013 annual report and learn how 1.5 million people have benefited from access to clean water, economic development assistance, primary healthcare, and child protection advocacy and services. Thanks to the generous giving of World Vision donors, more women and girls in impoverished communities are…

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Updated Strong Women, Strong World map

Check out our new Strong Women, Strong World map with updated projects! Wondering why Afghanistan is highlighted green? Through your support, the Herat Midwifery Extension Project in Afghanistan ended in July 2013. This project helped to reduce maternal and infant death by training 24 midwives at Herat Maternity Hospital, who…

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