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Voices The Overcomers: Escaping child marriage
When 11-year-old Ilham found out that her father and grandmother had promised to sell her into a marriage, her mother Rowaida bravely challenged the marriage. Ilham and Rowaida share their story in their own words.
Voices The Overcomers: Healing the scars of war
Raja* is a 10-year-old survivor of war. During the battle for Mosul, Iraq between ISIL and coalition forces, she was severely injured by a bomb. She lost her hand and her legs were badly damaged. Raja shares her story in her own words.
Voices The Overcomers: Surviving child marriage
Benesh, 14, lives in Afghanistan. Her parents sold her into marriage when she was 11 and she now has an 18-month old son. Benesh lives in a displacement camp with her new family, forced from home because of conflict and drought. Benesh tells her story in her own words.
Voices The Overcomers: War orphan finds peace
Masika, 12, was forced to flee her home in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after rebel forces murdered her parents. Masika shares her story in her own words.
Change Makers #HiddenHero: Breaking the cycle of child marriage in Afghanistan
Fariba is a teacher and a community leader working to break the cycle of child marriage in her community.
Change Makers #HiddenHero: Teaming up to save lives in Sierra Leone
An unexpected partnership between an Imam and a Pastor helped slow the spread of the Ebola virus.
Change Makers Hidden in plain sight: A different kind of hero
World Vision has a history of responding in a crisis. Meet six heroes from our history who had extraordinary impact.
Change Makers #HiddenHero: Priscillia is an agent of change in her community
At just 12 years old, Priscillia is using her advocacy training to share coronavirus prevention messages with her friends and neighbours in Camp Bili, a refugee camp in Democratic Republic of Congo, and she's making a difference.
Change Makers Called to the toughest places: Four change-makers responding to COVID-19
The global pandemic has transformed millions of ordinary people into heroes, quietly stepping forward to help the most vulnerable in some of the toughest places. Meet four women having extraordinary impact.
Voices “The hardness of life” for an unaccompanied child in a refugee camp
“The main problem I have is the hardness of life,” says Muombi. At 15, she's on her own and living in an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp near Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo.
In the News The rising risk of child labour due to COVID-19
COVID-19 has the potential to increase child labour risks in multiples ways. Here are three ways you can help.
Voices #HiddenHero: Delivering food assistance in South Sudan amid COVID-19
Emilienne Cyuzuzo is leading a team in South Sudan to quickly and safely deliver much needed food assistance to displaced families during COVID-19.
Voices What young Canadians are saying about COVID-19
Young Canadians share their hopes and fears amid a tumultuous year and a global pandemic.
In the News Climate change can drag families deeper into poverty
Floods, droughts, cyclones - climate change is hardest on the world’s poorest people, as weather patterns turn deadly, destroying homes and disrupting livelihoods.
In the News The basics of food security (and how it’s tied to everything)
What is food security and why is it important? Discover its links to health, agriculture, women's empowerment, climate change and how you can help.
In the News #HiddenHero: Former sponsored child on the frontlines of COVID-19
Former sponsored child Lenny Lyn is part of the fight against her generation’s biggest threat yet: COVID-19.
In the News Baby Beto bounces back from severe malnutrition
Baby Beto is bouncing back from severe malnutrition thanks to something called ready-to-use therapeutic food provided by World Vision Canada partner, Food for Famine.
Voices 5 ways to celebrate your mother – from at least two metres away
COVID-19 has changed how we do most things including how we celebrate Mother's Day. Here are five safe, virtual ways to celebrate the mom in your life.
Voices Why COVID-19 is a chance for us to “regreen our mindscapes”
After the COVID crisis is over, if we continue business as usual, where are we headed and what will be the impact on ourselves and our children if our behaviour towards the planet and each other remains the same?
From the Field Lessons from Ebola: Helping communities prepare for COVID-19
World Vision is training faith leaders to promote lifesaving messages and practices to prevent COVID-19 from spreading.
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