World News & Stories

Change Makers Afghan humanitarian Narges will not be silenced
Afghanistan is one of the world’s most dangerous places, especially for women. But for humanitarian Narges Ghafary, this is all the more reason to speak out for those whose voices have been silenced. 
Change Makers Ottawa youth take a stand for gender equality

In 2019, youth advocacy is arguably what fuels the fire of global movements. Meet two young women who are fighting to put an end to violence and discrimination against women.

Change Makers These gender equality warriors are breaking down barriers

These community leaders are gender equality warriors, breaking down the barriers that hold women and girls, men and boys back from experiencing life in all its fullness.

Change Makers Rodney Blyth takes a walk of faith
When I think about retirement, I picture myself sitting in a rocking chair on a porch. Rodney Blyth, 63, has taken a different approach. The retired school teacher walked across Canada last summer for Raw Hope.
Change Makers Fred Penner pens “Somebody Believes” after hearing sponsored child's story
The improbable friendship between Fred Penner and former sponsored child Edgar Gonzales inspired the newly-released, "Somebody Believes".
From the Field This 25-year-old #girlboss is saving babies’ lives
Seeing first-hand the positive change that community midwives bring to their communities, I have a deep appreciation for the work of Born on Time in bringing valuable training to women like Mahlet.
Change Makers Changing lives - starting with theirs
After a trip with World Vision to Honduras in 2015, mother-daughter duo Monica and Carolyn embarked on a mission to bring ethically-crafted items to the Canadian market. 
Why our makeup isn’t actually cruelty-free, and what we can do about it
Makeup is a pretty important part of my everyday life. So when I found out that the glowy products I used could be made with child labour, I needed to find out why- and what I could do about it. 
Voices Your makeup might not actually be cruelty-free

Buying cruelty-free makeup may be a no-brainer. Then last year I found out that the “cruelty-free” products I was using might not be cruelty free for children.

Change Makers It takes a village to make beautiful music

The language of music is something that can transform a life. Isabel teaches it to her community in Guatemala through violin, in much the same way my high school choir teacher Laurelle passed it on to me. 

Change Makers It takes a village to feed a family

Aimée Wimbush-Bourque runs a blog devoted to real-life, delicious, kid-friendly nourishment that her readers can make themselves. She's also a champion of community and families, just like Delia from one of our projects in Bolivia. 

From the Field These young women are paving the way for youth participation in Bolivia
As members of a youth network supported by World Vision, Viviana, Giovanna and Beatrice have changed lives in the community of Nueva Esperanza, Bolivia.
In the News Tackling mental illness in the world's toughest places

As someone who survived a mental illness, I'm glad conversations around mental illness are beginning—especially for women in the world’s toughest places.

From the Field Gift Catalogue blankets bring warmth against the chill
The gift of warm blankets is helping the children of this Bolivian community stay warm and healthy. 
Change Makers Three ideas for a romantic Christmas season for two
Christmas can be one of the most loving times of year. Use these tips to plan the perfect romantic holiday interlude, or (not so) subtly pass them along to your special someone.
From the Field Get a goat give a goat: Rosemary's gifts keep giving

You may remember that last year we shared the story of Rosemary, a plucky sponsored child whose life was changed when her family received goats through World Vision’s gift catalogue. Well, her story didn't end there!

Voices The little blue dress that changed how I see child labour

This World Day to End Child Labour is a poignant one for me. It’s been over three years since I started living as a more conscious consumer, by educating myself about child labour in the products I buy and use. That all started with a little blue dress I bought in England.

In the News 3 ways to remember Syria this Christmas

For years, our hearts have been broken by the conflict in Syria. This holiday season, the images of children hurt and even targeted by the violence, especially in Aleppo, seem almost too much to bear.