We Wish You a Merry Christmas

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

December 24, 2013By WV AdvocacyUncategorized No Comments

Dear Friend, This Christmas season, I am filled with joy and gratitude as I reflect on the true reason we celebrate — the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ. His birth forever changed the world. And later, His sacrifice forever changed our lives. I’m truly thankful for the Christmas miracle that took place in the … Read More

We Are in This Together!

We Are in This Together!

December 19, 2013By WV AdvocacyClean Water 2 Comments

Each day at World Vision we pray. We pray for our projects, employees in the field, our work, and our donors. To help center ourselves, we do devotions with our department. Last week, inspired by Mathew 25:35, Elizabeth in donor services led devotions for her team. “I felt led to do our departmental devotions on … Read More

More Than an Itch for Kids Under 5

More Than an Itch for Kids Under 5

December 17, 2013By WV AdvocacyDisease Prevention 1 Comment

At Beyond 5, we focus on five things that will help each child live to their fifth birthday and beyond: Malaria falls under preventable diseases and children under 5 years old is the group most affected.  The world’s deadliest creature, the mosquito, kills nearly 655,000 people every year.  The World Health Organization estimates that an … Read More

To Celebrate 100, We’re Giving You…

December 12, 2013By WV AdvocacyLearn about Advocacy No Comments

Our newly released Beyond 5 Campaign Toolkit! Today marks our 100th Beyond 5 blog post, and we’re marking the occasion with our own virtual launch party (insert confetti throwing here!) for a hot new resource that’s sure to take your advocacy to the next level. Inside the campaign toolkit, you will find fact sheets, prayers, … Read More

Today is Human Rights Day

December 10, 2013By WV AdvocacyProtecting Children No Comments

Twenty years ago today, an unprecedented number of countries and partners came together in Vienna to adopt the Vienna Declaration of Human Rights. Throughout the years, the United Nations has held summits recognizing the rights of different groups of people. Known as mandates, these are the rights that UN peacekeepers recognize and commit to protecting. Here … Read More

Special Delivery — We Need You!

Special Delivery — We Need You!

December 5, 2013By WV AdvocacyClean Water, Events 9 Comments

In the Beyond 5 office, postcards are stacking up! We asked you to help us get the word out about the Water for the World Act and since then, nearly 3,000 emails have been sent to Congress simply because people like you took action. Over 130 people have ordered postcards or are using a personal online … Read More

“It’s like we are no one.”

December 3, 2013By Guest AuthorProtecting Children 1 Comment

A Human Rights Issue is a Child Health Issue. By James Pedrick, Community Engagement Manager for World Vision Youth, and Christina Bradic, Beyond 5. Normally on Beyond 5, we talk about maternal and child health issues, but today we wanted to fill you in on a situation happening right now in the Dominican Republic.  People … Read More

We Are Thankful

November 28, 2013By WV AdvocacyLearn about Advocacy No Comments

Behind the scenes at  World Vision Advocacy we want to share what we are thankful for. We are thankful that God has put us in a place where we have the opportunity to help the least fortunate. We have deep gratitude for all of our advocates who are willing to educate themselves, speak out to … Read More

Malnutrition is More than Just Hunger

Malnutrition is More than Just Hunger

November 26, 2013By WV AdvocacyFood and Nutrition No Comments

“Nutrition is a desperately neglected aspect of maternal, newborn, and child health. The reasons for this neglect are understandable but not justifiable.” – Professor Robert Black This was the announcement that caught the attention of the maternal health community last week at an international conference.   At Beyond 5 we focus on the five things we know will improve … Read More


November 21, 2013By WV AdvocacyClean Water, Events 3 Comments

In case you missed it earlier this month, we announced some BIG news…and we want to make sure your chance to go to Washington, D.C., did not get lost in the abyss of your overcrowded inbox (we know it’s scary in there)! For the next two months, we’re going BIG for clean water, so that children under 5 can grow … Read More