World Vision International

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 13:35 by Mr. Tran Cong Bang

From my early days working with WV Viet Nam as a field worker I found that in villages there are many children living in especially difficult circumstances. Although the ADPs where I’ve worked have used an inclusive approach to development, we have a mission statement that says we work with ‘especially the most vulnerable’, and our sponsorship funds are supposed to focus on them, I’ve often seen that children with disabilities or those with serious illnesses have not been...

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Friday, December 2, 2016 - 03:54 by Julian Srodecki

As the year draws to a close it is natural to look back and reflect on what went well and what could have gone better. The Grand Bargain on Humanitarian Financing was undoubtedly a highlight of the World Humanitarian Summit in May.  A document was signed by most of the humanitarian world’s donors and UN agencies.  Several NGOs like World Vision also signed...

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Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 00:00 by Annila Harris

Bump, bump goes the SUV, tossing its passengers up and down, as we meander through dusky and unlevelled motorways. Half-lit concrete structures, silhouetted by beams of dawn sunlight, give way to vast expanses of partially barren hills. Holding on tight, I concentrate on catching a glimpse of the serene countryside.

"This is all Imphal East district," informs Thangkhopao Gangte, a World Vision field staff. 

Playing hide and seek amid a cover of dismal clouds...

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 03:00 by Lisa Easterbooks

I stood at the front of a training room in West Africa, trying to moderate a heated discussion between some veteran teachers on how best to manage children in a classroom. In a workshop on reading skills, teachers began to express their frustration in trying to maintain class control for long enough to get kids to focus on their reading activities. According to them, behaviour management was an issue. Large class size was an issue. Getting kids to pay...

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Monday, November 21, 2016 - 14:00 by Sophia Papastavrou

World Vision’s work in peacebuilding has shown that peace processes that meaningfully engage women and girls create the foundation for sustainable peace and development. The importance of including women and specifically engaging women in peace negotiations is integral due to the multiple perspectives: women and girls carry deeper insights into security issues and experiences in conflict and post conflict conditions. Young women’s participation is important in identifying...

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Friday, November 18, 2016 - 04:10 by Andrew Hassett

I have spent the last week in Bogota with 10 children and young people from across Latin America discussing the significance of children’s participation and the impact of violence against children, on their lives and those of their community and their societies more broadly. I am inspired by the way these children represented the views of over 2,000 children from 28 countries, making a series of clear recommendations to policy makers and international...

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Friday, November 18, 2016 - 04:03 by Abid Gulzar

Worldwide, an estimated 230 million children lack birth registration, 135 million of whom are living in the Asia Pacific region. If these unidentified, unregistered children, all under age five, formed their own country, their population would fall between that of the size of Japan and Russia.  The country might even have a flag, or symbols of statehood, but there would be no legal rights, few basic services and little security.

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Friday, November 18, 2016 - 03:51 by Carmel Irandoust

Today, 65.3 million people are on the run in the world.  It’s 65.3 million people labelled as “refugees” “migrants”, “internally displaced”, “stateless”, or “asylum seekers” on the run. Ultimately, it’s 65.3 million HUMANS that are running today. All are trying to save their lives and the lives of their loved ones with the hope that they might have a better, hopeful, dignifying and peaceful future. Nearly half of these 65.3 million humans are...

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 05:04 by Joyati Das

“We want to tell the distinguished authorities to pay close attention to everything children say,” said Emily Daniela, boldly in a powerful speech delivered before delegates from around the world at the third UN Conference for Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (...

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Monday, October 31, 2016 - 07:17 by Herning Tyas Ekaristi

"Joining the children’s village forum has helped me become a responsible leader" said Maria Elfika, a member of children’s forum in Du village, which is part of the Sikka Area Development Programme in Indonesia. She was talking about her experience at the Children’s Gathering 2016, which was the culmination of a series of village and district children’s forums, attended by 385 children from 21 villages.

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