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In the News Global leaders, invite kids to the COVID conversation
We ask the G20 leaders to make stronger funding commitments for health, education and other services that protect children from harm during the pandemic that are guided by children’s voices.
In the News A child’s right to speak out: lessons from World Vision’s child participation models
On Universal Children's Day, find out why children's voices must be at the centre of policies and programs that affect them.
Change Makers Alex Trebek, Humanitarian
World Vision Canada pays tribute to Alex Trebek, television personality, host of Jeopardy! and long-time ambassador and advocate for children living in poverty.
In the News Microfinance and its world-changing potential
Microfinance offers key financial services to some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. Millions of women and men are not viewed as valuable clients by traditional banks and consequently, lack access to services.
In the News International Day of the Girl: What it is and why it matters
Despite global achievements towards gender equality, girls continue to face barriers to full, equal participation both at home and in the world. Find out why we need Day of the Girl more than ever.
In the News What it takes to end child marriage
12 million girls under 18 are married every year. Find out why, and how to stop it.
In the News Femicide: a global tragedy, no matter your gender
Femicide is the killing of women and girls simply because they are female. Perpetrators can be gangs, militia, even fathers and husbands.
In the News Child marriage and COVID-19: What happens when no one’s looking?
A World Vision report predicts a sharp increase in violence against children and child marriage , as a result of COVID-19. At least four million more girls could be married in the next two years. Find out why.
In the News Northern Triangle: terrifying to live in, dangerous to leave
Each year, 500,000 people risk their lives migrating from the Northern Triangle – El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras – fleeing the cruelty of gangs.
In the News COVID-19 threatens to increase malnutrition globally
The risk of increased malnutrition looms large for children, especially those in low- and middle-income countries, with potentially long-lasting and harmful impacts on health, well-being, and future global stability, thanks to COVID-19. Find out why.
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.
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.
In the News Coronavirus crisis: Helping stop the COVID-19 outbreak
COVID-19, or coronavirus disease, has been topping headlines as more than 26,093,544 people and counting have been infected worldwide, with more than 864,563 deaths (as of Sept. 2). Learn more about how World Vision is responding to the crisis.
In the News Humanitarian crisis in Idlib: Fadi’s story
15-year-old Fadi lost his arm in an airstrike in northern Syria. Now he and his family are navigating life in a displacement camp with close to one million other people whose homes have been destroyed.
In the News Locust swarms devastate East Africa
Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia are facing a [deadly] locust infestation that is threatening food supplies and decimating agricultural lands.
In the News Haiti earthquake: 10 years later – Facts, FAQs and how to help
Learn more about the 2010 Haiti earthquake, which sparked one of the most severe humanitarian crisis the country has faced to date.
In the News Fair trade: what you need to know
The products we buy are sourced all over the world. Without fair trade, we could be contributing to the exploitation of workers – including children. Learn more.
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