World News & Stories

Change Makers Canada to Cambodia: How a glowing heart can change a life
Kaitlyn Weaver talks about her experience as a child sponsor and the impact her trip to Cambodia will have on her work for children in the future.
In the News Gender-based violence: facts and how to help
Women and children are disproportionately affected by gender-based violence. We are taking steps, across the globe, to combat this unfair treatment. Learn more about how you can help.
Change Makers A force to be reckoned with: Sarafina’s Story
One young girl whose broken past inspired her bright future.
In the News Plight of the child soldier: facts, foundations and how to help
1 in 6 children—that’s 357 million girls and boys—live in areas of the world affected by war or armed conflict. Many are recruited to be child soldiers. Learn why children are the target of armed forces and what you can do to help.
From the Field Unlocking a brighter future

Govinda shows us how literacy helps contribute to a brighter future.

From the Field Empower youth to change the future
Youth are agents of change in urban centres in Lebanon.
In the News 2019 Cyclone Idai: Facts and FAQs
On March 14th, Cyclone Idai made landfall near the port city of Beira in Mozambique's Sofala province. At latest report, more than 750 people are known to have died.
Change Makers For a chance at a future
A mother only wants a chance for a better future for her children. For Shamsa and her seven children, it came at a cost.
Change Makers Turning outrage at injustice into action for good

For 65 years, we’ve turned our outrage at injustice into action, going wherever children are most vulnerable. One person can do something, but many, together, can make a greater impact. Justice requires action. Will you join the movement?

Change Makers Chickens and Childhood Dreams
One childhood dream came true because of a simple gift of chickens.
Change Makers Power of Her: engineering a collective future
Power of Her is a movement that aims to create space for girls. Space to learn, to heal, to participate. Space for girls to express themselves, with opportunities for the community at large to hear what is of importance to them. 
 
A child is a child
How one woman’s desire to teach her grandchild about kindness created a bond between two girls in two different parts of the world.
“Now that I have seen, I am responsible.”
Friendship, community and giving unto others: these are pillars of being a WV ambassador and what makes up Kristin’s story.