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From the Field Healthy masculinity means healthy families
How does healthy masculinity help further gender equality? World Vision’s MenCare program has answers—and evidence for how communities benefit.
From the Field Supporting mental health in the Ukraine conflict
What does it mean to give mental health support during a conflict? Michael Messenger speaks with Melinda, an emergency psychologist on the border of Romania.
Voices Easter far from home: Hearing from Ukrainian refugees
For the first time, many Ukrainians are celebrating Easter away from home for the first time. They share their memories of Easter from their home country.
In the News How armed conflict impacts the world’s children
As armed conflict rages around across the world, children pay the highest price. In 2021, the number of countries experiencing armed conflict was the highest in 30 years.
In the News What is happening in Afghanistan – and why?
Afghanistan’s humanitarian disaster is staggering in both scope and scale. By early 2022, more than half the country’s people – 24.4 million in total – were in dire need. Ninety-five per cent of all Afghans lacked enough to eat, with women and children most cruelly affected.
In the News 10 major causes of poverty and how we can help solve them
Poverty remains a serious threat to the lives and well-being of people globally. This article discusses the main causes of poverty plaguing the world today.
Change Makers Child soldiers: a conversation with General Romeo Dallaire
Romeo Dallaire talks about his lifelong mission to rally the global community to stop the recruitment and abuse of tens of thousands of children in armed conflicts around the world.
In the News 8 facts about international development assistance
International development assistance is the deployment of resources to economically-disadvantaged areas to reduce and eliminate the root causes and effects of poverty.
In the News The Darién Gap: migrant route of last resort
For centuries, the Darien Gap held the reputation of being virtually uncrossable. Yet in 2021, nearly 100,000 migrants bargained their lives to cross the gap on foot.
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.
In the News The Good Holiday Shopping Guide
Holiday shopping can be more enjoyable when you buy from brands that support fair labour practices. Check out products certified by Fairtrade Canada.
In the News Infant mortality: tragic, unjust … and usually preventable
The loss of every child is heartbreaking. The risk of such a tragedy is disproportionately high for people struggling against poverty.
In the News Is World Vision a good charity you can trust and support?
World Vision is an international charitable organization working in nearly 100 countries. Learn about World Vision's work and impact in the lives of millions of people.
Voices More than Survival: Music therapy restores an orphan’s hope in the DRC
Muhindo, 11, joined a music therapy pilot project that supports children and women who have experienced physical and sexual violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Read his story now.
Voices Child soldiers in Africa: Mukele’s story
When the Rwandan genocide ended on July 15, 1994, it marked the beginning of another conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that continues to this day. Read Mukele’s story of overcoming a childhood shaped by conflict.
In the News Children’s rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child
Child poverty is complex. When a child lacks even one critical essential – clean water, nutritious food, education, healthcare or safe shelter – she is considered impoverished.
In the News Children’s mental health needs surge due to COVID-19
A new study revealed that the number of refugee children who say they need mental health support has more than tripled because of COVID-19. Yet, mental health and psychosocial support services are too often perceived as non-essential or even a luxury.
In the News Child poverty: causes and consequences
Child poverty is complex. When a child lacks even one critical essential – clean water, nutritious food, education, healthcare or safe shelter – she is considered impoverished.
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.
In the News COVID-19 effects on global child poverty
Across the globe, COVID-19 is increasing the problem of child poverty, and threatening to undo 20 years of significant progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
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