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Monday, February 27, 2017 - 16:03 by Laura Gemmell

World Vision’s campaign ‘It takes a world to end violence against children’ was named because no one individual, group or organisation can solve this problem alone.

However, each of us is powerful and there are things we can do right now to better protect children at home and abroad. Here are just a few ideas: 

1. Familiarise yourself with the problem. Violence against children happens in every country, city and community. Don’t believe us?...

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 01:23 by Zipporah Kageha Karani

Respect for People Living with Disability is of Paramount Importance

On Saturday, 18th November 2016, while taking breakfast in my house, I switched on my TV to watch a movie called ‘Touched by Grace”. It was a heartfelt drama of a teenager called Cara, who moves to a new school and becomes one of the most popular girls. Cara ends up being wrongly judged for being friends with someone with a mental illness. The name of the girl...

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Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 04:28 by Andrew Ofosu-Dankyi

Until I joined a reading programme[1] in Ghana, I used to think that teaching children in their mother tongue was not only a waste of their precious time but also out of fashion. I remember my secondary school days when many of my friends teased students who spoke in their mother languages. They told them that learning their mother language could only get them a job as a magician!

When I was a student, we were taught the letter sounds in...

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Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 22:36 by Lauren Amadei

Sitting in class like most other days, Suad suddenly turns to her classmate in wide eyed amazement. Stifling a giggle, she feels a sense of shocked astonishment about the subject of today’s lesson. While maths is usually the topic of Tuesday morning’s class, today they are discussing menstrual hygiene management and reproductive health.

In Somalia, much like in Australia, menstruation is a taboo topic. In Somalia though, menstruation is considered to be unclean and...

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Sunday, February 5, 2017 - 15:47 by Julian Srodecki

At the end of last year I posted a blog wondering whether the Grand Bargain (What is the Grand Bargain?) would be over by Christmas.  I am pleased to report that is not the case. In January I was part of some key meetings with...

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 00:25 by Marion Aluoch

As we drove towards Dhuyacley IDP camp, located between Luuq town and Hanoy village in Luuq district, Southwest of Somalia there was little activity going on. A few men could be seen putting up makeshift shelters with available sticks while women and children were seated next to their temporary homes. As soon as we pulled over, a large crowd gathered around, probably hoping or wishing that we had brought something for them. The new camp is hosting 200 families who migrated...

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Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 17:44 by Jan de Waal

World Vision in the South Asia Pacific Region will in 2017 continue to work toward higher levels of "Child Well Being" for vulnerable children in the region. Child Well Being means, for us, a better life for all children, especially those subject to poverty with all its consequences, as well as children living in disaster-prone communities. Although a number of countries in our region have improved public service delivery to their citizens, there are still millions of...

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 20:06 by Dr. Beng Yeoh

As we enter the first weeks of the new calendar year, I reflect on what the apostle Paul wrote in Romans 12:21: “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” As we have for decades, World Vision, with its passionate people, like-minded partners, and devoted supporters will continue to serve the most vulnerable children, especially those who have been victims of exploitation and social injustice. 

In a five-year anti-trafficking program that ended in...

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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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Monday, December 26, 2016 - 08:30 by Eleanor Asuan

It was around four in the afternoon when the rain started pouring. Like any other rainy day, it was just light showers at first and the restless wind whistled.  But at 8:30 in the evening, the electricity was cut off and the rain became more persistent while the wind fearlessly roared and kept getting louder. I started praying really hard.

Prior to the Nock-ten’s landfall, my father and my eldest child installed straps to secure the roof. I’m proud to have...

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