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Change Makers More than Survival: Shakila Zareen’s victory over gender-based violence
In a new video interview with Michael Messenger, Shakila Zareen shares her story of surviving child marriage and gender-based violence, and finding new hope as a refugee in Canada.
In the News Climate justice and human rights: a conversation with Annamie Paul
Michael Messenger talks with Annamie Paul, Leader of the Green Party of Canada about the disproportionate impact of climate shocks on the most marginalized people – and what Canada should do about it. Read on.
In the News The cost of conflict for Syria’s children: 10 years on
Lindsay Gladding, World Vision Canada’s Director of Fragile and Humanitarian Programs reflects on the cost of 10 years of conflict for Syria's children.
Change Makers #ChooseToChallenge child marriage in Afghanistan
This International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating these everyday heroes who are choosing to challenge the status quo for gender equality.
In the News Uncovering child labour in our supply chains
Find out how coffee travels from a child's hands to major coffee brands.
In the News Laying the foundations for gender equality
Adolescent Girl Power Groups are shifting attitudes and laying the foundation for gender equality. Find out why this matters and the implications for COVID-19.
Change Makers Refugee education needs refugee voices
The new Global Refugee Education Council will inform and strengthen the Government of Canada’s commitments to addressing the growing global displacement crisis.
Change Makers 7 ways to stoke the fires of social justice this Christmas
As 2020 draws to a close, here are 7 ways to honour children's rights and further equality and empowerment among the most marginalized people in the world.
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.
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A reminder of the why supporters of World Vision strive to improve the lives of children and families.
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.
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.
The power of a child's voice
In Faridabad, the community you partner with, children are being empowered to speak out and create lasting change.
Helping children find their voice
In Diamagadio, the community you partner with, a child from a family shunned by their community finds acceptance and belonging.
Change Makers Former street child brings hope to Nairobi’s slums
Samuel Omoll has come a long way from living on the streets at just 11 years-old. Given a hand up, he’s now giving back.
Voices Your makeup might not actually be cruelty-free

Buying cruelty-free makeup may be a no-brainer. Then last year I found out that the “cruelty-free” products I was using might not be cruelty free for children.

Child clubs provide space for flourishing
Some kids have difficulty expressing themselves. Children’s clubs link kids to a community they can relate to and grow with.
Voices Girls’ education: facts and how to help
For all children, but especially for girls, education provide stability for today and opportunities for tomorrow. Learn more about the importance of female education and how you can help protect girls' education rights.
In the News South Sudan conflict: facts and how to help
South Sudan has been gripped by civil war for the past six years, affecting millions of people in so many ways. Learn what ignited the war and what you can do to help.
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