Celebrating Fathers – Practicing Faith for Healthier Families

June 18, 2015By Guest AuthorHealthy Moms and Kids 2 Comments

In honor of Father’s Day, we are celebrating the role fathers play in improving families. Recently, World Vision Ethiopia released the report Practicing Faith: “Four stories from Ethiopia.” This report focuses on the role faith leaders can play in improving maternal and child health in communities. Below, Aberra Golo, a father and evangelical minister at a local church, shares … Read More

Bringing Maternal Health to Capitol Hill

June 17, 2015By WV AdvocacyHealthy Moms and Kids No Comments

Last week, World Vision joined the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) and Save the Children for a panel discussion and briefing on Capitol Hill. The goal was to highlight the success of maternal and child health interventions, including U.S. funded projects that are saving mothers’ lives and ending preventable child deaths– leading to stronger, … Read More

World Day Against Child Labor

June 12, 2015By WV AdvocacyProtecting Children 1 Comment

Today is World Day Against Child Labor. When young Latha’s mother became sick, she found herself responsible for caring for her younger brothers and was forced to drop out of school. To help her family, she began working 12-plus hours a day as a laborer at a local matchstick factory. Watch her story and how … Read More

Speaking for Children at the G7

June 9, 2015By WV AdvocacyEvents No Comments

In May for the Global Week of Action, advocates from across the country sent a message to President Obama– “This year at the G7 summit, remember mothers and vulnerable children. Do not leave them off the post-2015 agenda.” This past weekend, ahead of the G7 summit, World Vision workers from eight international offices carried your … Read More

Our Favorite Quotes from the Justice Conference

June 8, 2015By WV AdvocacyEvents No Comments

This past weekend, our team was in the ‘Windy City’ at the Justice Conference. We co-hosted the Advocacy for Global Poverty pre-conference track and were honored to not only be surrounded by thought leaders in this area, but to also have the opportunity to meet so many people with the heart, passion, and willingness to … Read More

Girls Count Act Reintroduced!

Girls Count Act Reintroduced!

March 24, 2015By WV AdvocacyProtecting Children No Comments

Visiting a doctor; going to school; opening a bank account; owning property; getting married— all things that we generally take for granted, but things that millions will never have the opportunity to do because they lack a simple piece of paper— a birth certificate. Globally, one in three children— 230 million— under the age of … Read More

Motherhood, Loss, and Hope in Zimbabwe

February 24, 2015By Guest AuthorHealthy Moms and Kids No Comments

Guest blogger Diana Stone shares her story as a mother here in the United States, and how it helped her connect to the mothers she met on a trip she took to Zimbabwe with World Vision. Several months after I gave birth to extremely premature twin boys in 2012, who only lived a short time, my husband and I asked our doctor about having another baby. We were told it was up to us, but recommended waiting six months or perhaps until the twins’ due date had passed. She explained this would allow us time to grieve and me to heal physically…