We Can Act on the Call

We Can Act on the Call

June 22, 2016By Christina BradicHealthy Moms and Kids No Comments

This week, USAID released the third annual report, Acting on the Call: Ending preventable child and maternal deaths. Nearly 300,000 women die each year from pregnancy and childbirth, but the good news is that we have a plan. In 2014, the first Acting on the Call report laid out a roadmap – save 600,000 women’s lives by 2020 and the … Read More

Why Are Half of Syrian Refugee Children Out of School?

Why Are Half of Syrian Refugee Children Out of School?

June 20, 2016By Stephanie HammondRefugee Crisis No Comments

On this World Refugee Day, we must protect education for all refugee children. Last week, Linda Hiebert, World Vision International’s partnership leader of education and life skills, testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee about the barriers to girls’ education around the world. Linda focused on children affected by conflict and the difficulties that adolescent … Read More

An Advocate’s Influence

An Advocate’s Influence

May 27, 2016By Zoey WilsonAdvocate Stories No Comments

A few weeks ago, advocate Ruthi Hoffman Hanchett joined our conference call and shared about her use of social media to mobilize her personal network for advocacy. Now, she shares her advocate story. Ruthi Hoffman Hanchett is a World Vision advocate from California, who has had a strong desire to help those in need from … Read More

Moms Say ‘Thank you!’ to the American People

Moms Say ‘Thank you!’ to the American People

April 25, 2016By WV AdvocacyForeign Assistance 2 Comments

World Vision’s director of government relations, Lisa Bos, and policy advisor for food security and livelihoods, Beth Ann Saracco, talk about the importance of recognizing women in development in this article originally posted on The Hill. In the article, they reflect on their recent trips to Kenya and Zimbabwe where they saw U.S. funded programs at work, helping communities find sustainable solutions to poverty.

The World Can’t Ignore What’s Happening in South Sudan

The World Can’t Ignore What’s Happening in South Sudan

April 19, 2016By Guest AuthorProtecting Children No Comments

Earlier this month, Relevant Magazine interviewed Jessica Bousquette, World Vision policy advisor for child protection, about the state of South Sudan amidst a conflict that has been going on since 2013. Since the conflict began, there has been much violence displacing over 900,000 children within South Sudan, keeping them from school and putting them at greater risk for malnutrition and exploitation, including child soldier recruitment. Over the past two years, over 400 advocates have send messages to the President to bring awareness to this conflict and the impact it is having on children.