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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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Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 14:03 by Kevin Jenkins

Six months after her parents were murdered by sadistic rebels, 16-year-old Gloria tells the story as unemotionally as she can – but still ends in tears. 

She had been sent to fetch water while her family worked on their palm oil plantation in verdant, tropical Erengeti, in the “Grand Nord” of eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). On her way back, she saw “men...

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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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Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 22:46 by Elika Dadsetan

Now that the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) has come and gone, we can take a moment to reflect on what really just occurred. In some quarters expectations for this event had been huge, while others anticipated just another forum giving lip service rather than tackling important issues. Three months on from the London Conference, ...

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Monday, July 18, 2016 - 21:26 by

By Dr Kené Mark Guindo, World Vision Mali Child Health Now Campaign Coordinator

I stood in the reception of the embassy in Bamako, Mali, anxiously awaiting the judgment of the French authorities. Suddenly, a voice shouted my name, calling me forward to collect my passport. At last! After months of meticulously collecting documents; travelling hundreds of miles to arrange a new passport; attending a...

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Monday, July 18, 2016 - 04:33 by Rachel Criswell

I had the privilege of being the vice-rapporteur (i.e. assistant reporter) for the 600 person UNHCR annual partners’ consultation in June 2016.  The event featured the voices of 30 youth (ages 18-25), all of whom came from a background of forced displacement themselves or from a refugee hosting community.  These delegates now run their own NGOs or initiatives to meet needs in forcibly-displaced communities.

One speaker who caught my attention was Maria Alessi...

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Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 12:46 by Abid Gulzar

Whenever I think about the seemingly impossible task of social change, especially around almost intractable issues, I recall champions who have changed the world. There was (the aptly named!) William Wilberforce, an English politician who challenged the entrenched 18th and 19th century institution of slavery. But Wilberforce saw another reality- one where everyone deserved freedom, dignity and other basic human rights. It was a lonely years-long undertaking, but he turned a...

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Monday, July 11, 2016 - 11:31 by Trihadi Saptoadi

One billion children.  Every year, one billion children experience violence. They are physically and sexually abused, made to work or marry when they should be in school. Some are forced to take up arms and fight in adult wars. How can we expect them to grow up unaffected? To unleash their potential and realise a better future for themselves, their families and communities?

The sheer scale of this problem can be overwhelming. It’s important to remind ourselves of...

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Friday, July 8, 2016 - 16:14 by Mahima Sashank

It's 10am and Kapil* has just woken up. The streets in Central Delhi buzz with activity.

I see men and women leave homes for their day of rag picking while the children left about; some working in shops, some lying down, and very few going to school. I smell the dirt and notice dust fill the environment.

I greet Kapil, 12, as I walk further down the extremely narrow lanes, which resemble a complicated maze. It's easy for anyone to get lost here, especially a...

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 02:59 by Dan Irvine

My father will be 95 this year and thus was a child during the great depression in the United States.  The hunger that he experienced at that time haunts him to this day. You will never see a more grateful person sitting down to every meal.  And if there is a single issue he is passionate about it is hunger; most of his charitable contributions are to help the hungry.

What I have learned from my father is that hunger is a terror. While not all of us have...

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