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Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 02:09 by Mario Stephano

Last month, I was in Addis Ababa supporting seven young leaders from Ethiopia, South Sudan and Uganda who participated in the Pan-African launch of the World Vision campaign to end violence against children.This was my first time in an African country, dealing with different perceptions of childhood and youth, and there are some important things I wanted to share about my experience.

I was amazed to hear their stories and learn about the challenges and problems that...

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Monday, January 9, 2017 - 02:08 by Ludovic Wahis

“I felt it was the end of my life. We spent 51 days moving from one house to another to find a safe place. We witnessed horrible days and nights. I saw the blood and witnessed my brother being killed,” says 12-year-old Shahd, recalling 2014’s Gaza conflict.

Shahd used to live with her parents and siblings in a small house. However, during the war, her home and her school were both destroyed. Her father lost his job and the family became dependent on aid from World...

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Friday, August 5, 2016 - 04:44 by Ludovic Wahis

Between the 5th and 7th of July, Diana and Gabriel, two children from the Children’s Consultative Council of World Vision Romania, participated, along with other 250 participants from 34 countries, in the Eurochild Conference 2016 at the Palace of Academies, Brussels. The conference was co-hosted by Office de la Naissance et de l’Enfance (ONE) and Kind en Gezin.

The children’s rights community in Europe gathered in Brussels this week to answer the question “Why Europe...

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 07:04 by Zgjim

Zgjim, Kids For Peace Project, World Vision Kosovo, 2016.

The following blog is a reflection from Zgjim. He wrote it while he was in Brussels, participating in the #EurochildConf.

I am going to tell you about my experience advocacting for children’s rights, how life can change within a short period of time and how you can contribute to changing other children’s lives.

As a member of “Kids for Peace” Project of World Vision in Kosovo, I...

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 00:37 by Ian Ridley

In these times of significant human suffering, growing complexity, and limited resources, the humanitarian system struggles to meet the ever-increasing demands that are placed upon it.  It is clear to most actors that the formal system, while offering many benefits, has yet to adapt to the new normal.  Few would argue that change is required, but the content and timing of that change continue to spur passionate and lengthy debate, with some even...

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Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 06:59 by Ludovic Wahis

The European Meeting of People Experiencing Poverty took place this year on 19-20 November 2015 in Brussels as a consultation carried out by the European Commission for people experiencing poverty under the name “SOCIAL CONVERGENCE IN THE EU – A strategic dialogue meeting with People experiencing Poverty”. It is expected that the outcomes of this year’s meeting will feed into the Annual Convention of the European Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion that is likely...

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 06:14 by World Vision Blogger

I [have] worked with World Vision for [more than] six months now. My job is to check the documents of displaced people coming from various parts of northern Iraq who are beneficiaries of [World Vision’s] Food Vouchers Programme. This is my first time to work with a humanitarian organization.

I used to think that I knew everything about displaced people and refugees because I had experienced similar situations at various times during...

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 03:33 by Cecil Laguardia

From the Philippines’ war in Mindanao and the massive Quezon floods to the Asia Boxing Day tsunami, the Horn of Africa back to the Philippines’ strongest storm Haiyan, the displacement crisis in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and Nepal’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake, I could say have covered some of World Vision’s most challenging emergency work. As a communicator, these assignments brought me to the exciting grips of dread and indescribable sadness.

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Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 03:53 by Shabira Nupur

While thinking about a blog topic to write, I decided to focus on the Child Parliament in Bangladesh. This is, in my opinion, an excellent space for children to make their voices heard in decision-making processes. 

The Child Parliament is the advocacy wing of the National Children’s Task Force, a well-known children’s organisation established primarily to monitor the implementation of the National Plan of Action (adopted in 2002-2006) against sexual abuse and...

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 02:30 by Mario Stephano

‘Violence against children’ is a phrase that we often hear. It may affect us for a few moments, allowing us to reflect, feel the pain and regret. It may be just words on paper. It may be statements out of nowhere that have nothing to do with us.

 it is evident that children are putting the issue of violence at the forefront of their concerns. 

However, the phenomenon of violence against children keeps spreading. With the...

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