World News & Stories

Change Makers The shadow pandemic of violence against women and girls
Christine Amisi of the Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, DRC talks about holistic care for survivors of sexual violence with Michael Messenger to mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
From the Field Preventing premature births is a community effort
On World Prematurity Day, read these stories from World Vision's Born On Time program that show how the work of preventing unhealthy births continues with local communities.
In the News Women and girls are being left behind in the race to survive climate change
As the World Leaders Summit on Climate Change (COP26) ends, world leaders must take action to help the poorest countries adapt to climate change and turn the tide on a devastating hunger crisis.
In the News 8 world-changing solutions to poverty
The World Bank forecast that in 2021, severe poverty would increase to between 143 million and 163 million people. Even here in Canada, poverty rates are on the rise.
In the News Five tough places to be a girl right now
Poverty, conflict, and disaster push women and girls to another level of danger. Read about some of the toughest places to be born a girl.
Voices More than survival: Music therapy helps Ester overcome sexual violence in DRC
Ester lives in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) which has been described as the “Rape Capital of the World”. Music therapy is helping Esther overcome the aftermath of sexual violence. Read her story now.
In the News Hunger and malnutrition: a challenge for mothers everywhere
Around the world, millions of mothers watch their children go hungry, while they themselves go without proper meals - sometimes through sacrifice, but often by order. Find out why and what World Vision is doing to change that.
Voices Climate change is forcing children into degrading work
The impacts of climate change in vulnerable communities around the world are driving children like Cavo to seek sex work and other degrading work to survive.
Change Makers Nav Bhatia: Superfan, super philanthropist
To mark World Water Day, Superfan Nav Bhatia talks with our President and CEO, Michael Messenger about his dedication to humanity, the power of gender equality and the creation of his Superfan Foundation which unites people through the love of sport.
In the News Moving beyond gender norms
How girl power groups are decreasing child marriage in this Bangladesh district.
In the News New Canadian gender equality solution for global hunger
World Vision launches a groundbreaking new framework and commitment to reach over 1 million women, girls and boys to prevent malnutrition.
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.
Change Makers 'Girls Power Group’ on the front lines preventing child marriage
'Girls Power Groups' in India have helped to stop 13 child marriages in the first two months of the pandemic alone.
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.
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.
From the Field Pump it up: Solar-powered network delivers clean water to refugees’ doors
Funded by Global Affairs Canada, World Vision recently completed construction of a solar-powered water network in the world’s largest refugee camp. This innovation comes just as the COVID-19 pandemic is gripping the world. 
From the Field International Women's Day: Meet women and girls who inspire us
Working for equality is not something we can do alone; we each have a role to play. Meet some of the women and girls who are inspiring us as they work to create a gender equal world:

 
From the Field 8 ways we’re working to achieve the SDGs
It’s the 30th anniversary of International Development Week and we’re celebrating the steps we’re taking together to fulfill the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Here are just eight of the many ways we’re working to achieve the SDGs, with your help.
From the Field Creating equality through sport
When 16-year-old footballer Arpana, from Nawada, India, talks about the challenges of being excluded because of her gender, she’s referencing a reality for millions of Indian girls.
Voices Martine advocates for children in dangerous places
16-year-old Martine is advocating for vulnerable children in the Democratic Republic of Congo, one of the world’s most dangerous places.
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