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.”
In World Vision’s experience, enabling women to be catalysts for change can lead to increased female leadership at a village and even sub-national level.
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.
We promise that calling your members of Congress isn’t scary and is actually pretty easy. Your advocacy on these bills matters now more than ever.
For Susan Otieno there came a day when she said, the time is now. The time is now to lift myself up. The time is now to fight for my children. The time is now to challenge harmful cultural traditions. On November 1, 2011, Susan’s husband passed away. Susan has two daughters and a son. … Read More
When it might often seem like there is very little we as a country can agree on, I believe there is one issue where we can find consensus – that violence is never acceptable, especially towards women and children who are most vulnerable, whatever form that violence takes. Whether the issue is child marriage, physical … Read More
We are mid-way through the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. In Zambia, 47 percent of women report having experienced physical violence by an intimate partner. World Vision, with a grant from USAID, is implementing One Stop Centers to help victims of gender-based violence get the care they need to recover. Watch this video to … Read More
Harassment is one of many challenges girls and women face in Delhi, a sprawling city of 25 million people where there are problems of safety, vulnerability to violence and exploitation, pollution, and unsanitary or overcrowded living conditions. But empowered by sponsorship, girls in one neighborhood are overcoming poverty and trading child marriage for college textbooks. … Read More
It is estimated that 35 percent of women globally have experienced gender-based violence. The negative effects go beyond being just physical. Women can be impacted mentally, reproductive health can decline, and families can suffer economically and emotionally – unfortunately the list is long. But together, we can help end this atrocity. Today begins the 16 Days … Read More
As a girl growing up in Zeeland, Michigan, I had a lot of dreams about what my future might look like. There were the immediate dreams (making the basketball team, getting all A’s) and the future dreams (going to college, finding a great career, having a family). Some of those dreams were realized, and others … Read More