World News & Stories

From the Field The story behind the catalogue cover girl
Get to know Bethlehem, the little girl with the infectious smile on the cover of this year's Gift Catalogue.
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. 
In the News These youth are determined to improve women and girls’ health
World Vision’s delegation at Women Deliver 2019 included 12 youth leaders selected from groups across Canada determined to fight for gender equality. 
Voices Refugee: Shames’ story
17-year-old Shames and her mother lost everything when they fled civil war in Syria. Now they live as refugees in the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon. She worries about her mother's health, and how they will make ends meet from day to day. One day she hopes to return to Syria and complete her education, but for now it's out of reach. 
Voices Violent conflict and disability: Raja’s story
Ten-year-old Raja was badly injured by a bomb during the battle for Mosul. She lost her left hand and is unable to walk. How will she overcome the physical and emotional scars of war? 
Voices Refugee children: Jehovanise, Rebecca and Diane’s stories
Jehovanise, Rebecca and Diane fled conflict, malaria and flooding in Burundi. They lived in Tanzania for three years, but life in the refugee camp is hard. They've returned to Burundi seeking hope for a better future, but is it too soon? 
Voices Child soldier: Marie's story
It was evening in Marie’s village in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Supper was finished. Families enjoyed the cool of the evening, lingering around the lantern, laughing and telling stories. Suddenly, gunfire pierced the night. And Marie’s life was split in two.  

 
Voices Child marriage: Benesh’s story
Benesh was married at age 11 in exchange for a "bride price". Ongoing conflict and drought left her family with few options. Now at 14, she has a son and is pregnant with her second child. 
Change Makers More than enough: How one child sponsorship helps a whole community
Because of World Vision’s community-focused solutions, for every child you help, four more children benefit, too. Debby and her friends are all benefiting thanks to the fact that she’s sponsored.
From the Field How World Vision field staff go above and beyond
Get to know a few of our dedicated and devoted colleagues working on the front lines, often going above and beyond to serve the needs of the most vulnerable children, in some of the most challenging contexts.
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.

From the Field Helping moms and babies succeed in Bangladesh
On a hot and humid day, I met Ajmira, a courageous community facilitator in Bangladesh. “This is my community, I have a responsibility to better [it],” Ajmira told us. 
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 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. 
 
Voices Why do the poor have large families?
Learn about the factors behind poor families having large families such as child mortality rates, lack of health services and forced early marriage.
A dream fulfilled
In Guwahati, the community you partner with, a young girl’s passion for martial arts paves the way for her to attend college.
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. 
In the News What is a refugee? Facts and how to help
Every day, thousands of refugees are driven from their homes by conflict and persecution. Learn more about who refugees are, where they’re going and how you can help.
From the Field Having a baby in Tanzania: Mwivano’s story
A miscarriage brought Mwivano face to face with the realities of healthcare in rural Tanzania. Now, she's on a mission to make a difference in the lives of other moms. 
Change Makers Cycling across Canada
Manjit has taken on the challenge of cycling across Canada to raise funds and awareness for girls continuing education in India
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