World News & Stories

From the Field Why giving a goat is still important this Christmas
Looking for a simple way to make a difference this Christmas? Give a gift that will help support long-term development and outlast the coronavirus pandemic by many generations.
From the Field Christmas traditions from around the world
Have you wondered how people celebrate Christmas around the world? We wanted to give you a glimpse of different traditions in places like Brazil and Georgia.
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 Acts of Kindness: Ideas to brighten up the world around you
Smile at a worker at the grocery store. Send an encouraging text to a friend just because. Check out our list of acts of kindness and brighten someone's world.
From the Field Follow the journey of a gift this Christmas (with a honey bee as your guide!) 
When you donate through the Gift Catalogue, you join a hive of people committed to helping families around the world make their dreams for their children reality.
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.
Voices How to celebrate what matters most, this Christmas
Christmas may look different this year, but the meaning behind the season hasn’t changed. Here are some ways you can celebrate the most important things.
From the Field Checking in with Cover Girl Bethlehem
We caught up with Bethlehem, the little girl who graced the cover of our 2019 Gift Catalogue to find out how she's doing.
Change Makers Christmas gift ideas for 2020: Ideas for a year like no other
Find the perfect present for everyone on your Christmas gift list with our comprehensive gift guide!
From the Field How to build a reading corner
Making a reading corner in your home or classroom is as easy as A, B, C!
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. The practice of child marriage can be stopped when an entire community comes together. Read the story.
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.
Change Makers 5 innovative ways kids are going back to school
Families around the world are preparing for an uncertain return to school. Read about five innovative ways kids are going back to school around the globe.
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.
Voices World Humanitarian Day: Dreams for my people
Masouma Rasouli is the first female WASH engineer with World Vision Afghanistan. Read her story in her own words.
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