This program in Uganda is inspiring young women: “You have to be empowered, to speak for yourself, for no one will speak for you unless you rise up.”
This significant level of funds helps ensure that millions of girls who are out-of-school because of conflicts or disaster are not left behind.
For Kheir and Mhamad, school had a different meaning than it holds for many children. It was not just a place for education; it was a getaway, a place where they could live their childhood.
Prime Minister Trudeau has made women’s and girls’ empowerment a central theme of its G7 Presidency this year. As Prime Minister Trudeau noted in a recent statement, investing in girls’ education, especially in crisis situations, is a vital part of making empowerment a reality.
Around the world, there are various barriers to education. There may be a lack of teachers or tools. Perhaps families feel their children would have greater value elsewhere. Some students may live amidst conflict and the act of attending school itself is unsafe. In many situations, policies that support child education are not well enforced. But, … Read More
Check out our interactive guide on ending violence against children. With over 1 billion children affected, we must find a solution to protect these children from harm. Photo: Syrian refugee children head home on the World Vision bus after a fun day at the Child Friendly Space and Early Childhood Education Center. Near Zahle’ in … Read More
Around the world, girls face significant challenges to their safety and well-being. On the International Day of the Girl Child, World Vision, CARE, Save the Children, the World Bank, AGE Africa, and the FGM Network joined members of Congress for the Overcoming Challenges, Empowering Girls event to address challenges and opportunities for gender equality worldwide. Learn about these … Read More
We often hear about difficulties in Congress and how approval ratings are at a record low. We want to say thank you for realizing that in the midst of the chaos, your voice still matters. Today, largely influenced by your emails, phone calls, and tweets, the Reinforcing Education Accountability in Development (READ) Act – previously named … Read More
In 2004 there was an idea in Congress that should not seem so outlandish – every child no matter who they are, where they are born, if they are fleeing conflict, or if they are a boy or a girl should have the chance at an education, and the United States can use its position … Read More
Globally, nearly 30 million children have been driven from their homes due to conflict and violence, as a part of the global refugee crisis. What does this mean for these children, their childhood, and their future? Learn about the hope, protection, and opportunity that education can bring a child refugee and how one bill currently … Read More