“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 AdvocacyFrom the Blog, Making History 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

What Do You Know About Water and Sanitation?

What Do You Know About Water and Sanitation?

November 12, 2013By WV AdvocacyClean Water No Comments

We all know water is essential for life. Having clean water prevents disease and improves malnutrition.  When clean water, improved sanitation, and hygiene resources are provided, a community thrives. More girls attend school, less productivity is lost due to illness and agriculture becomes abundant. More children live to the age of five.  What do you … Read More

I Want to Ask God

I Want to Ask God

November 7, 2013By WV AdvocacyClean Water 1 Comment

“Sometimes I want to ask God why He allows poverty, famine and injustice when He could do something about it….but I’m afraid He might ask me the same question.”  -Pointus’ Puddle World Vision and Water.org are a part of the Millennium Water Alliance.  We are speaking out for clean water, see how you can help. … Read More

Big News: We are Bringing Water to the World!

November 1, 2013By WV AdvocacyClean Water 3 Comments

We’ve been learning. We’ve been preparing. We’ve been waiting…to announce some big news.  Well Beyond 5 advocates, the wait is over.  It’s time to get serious about reducing under-5 mortality with clean water! For the next five months, we’ll be getting our hands dirty and breaking a sweat with real, serious, effective advocacy, and we … Read More

Closing the Gap in Afghanistan

Closing the Gap in Afghanistan

October 24, 2013By WV AdvocacyFood and Nutrition, Healthy Moms and Kids 1 Comment

Recently, World Vision Afghanistan won an award for helping to save the lives of children. Afghanistan has one of the highest under-five child mortality rates, yet has demonstrated excellence in supporting the country’s  efforts to reduce infant mortality through the World Health Organization’s Baby – Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI), which includes education on breastfeeding, caring for … Read More

Moms for Beyond 5

October 22, 2013By WV AdvocacyHealthy Moms and Kids No Comments

Last week, we were privileged to spend some time in Kansas City, MO at the Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) annual conference. More than 3,000 moms came together from the United States, and as far as Brazil and Ireland because they believe that mothers are world influencers. “We are moms, and we believe that better moms … Read More

We Must Start with the Girls

We Must Start with the Girls

October 17, 2013By WV AdvocacyGender Equity No Comments

Often we think of girls and mothers as separate.  There are girls issues’ and there are mothers’ issues.  However, with this way of thinking, we are ignoring a critical piece- the future mothers. Reflecting on the International Day of the Girl, Christy Turlington Burns and Monique Villa talk about why girls need to be at the … Read More