Violence has a negative impact on all aspects of people’s lives— physical, emotional, economic, social, and political—and is a key driver for forced migration from Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. Children, youth, and women suffer the most from the impact of violence. Despite pandemic lockdowns and social distance restrictions—and a slight decrease in homicides—news about homicides, disappearances, and recently, the increase of violence against women and children, make the headlines of country newspapers every day. This diminishes the fragile hope for a better future of the Central American people.
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The Need for Resilient Development in Central America
Now more than ever, Central America is in need of resilient development and substantial foreign assistance. Central America has attained several development milestones in the past decades, such as poverty reduction and decreased child mortality. However, without resilience the country, community and individual levels, these gains are at risk of succumbing to existing vulnerabilities in the region that have been exacerbated by the pandemic and the impact of the hurricanes in late 2020. Act now to ensure stability and responsiveness in Central America!
From child bride to anti-child marriage advocate
Anuradha was only 13 years old and was studying in class eight when she was married off as a child bride. And only a year into marriage, she gave birth to her first child.
Women and girls on the global stage: What do CSW65 and Generation Equality mean?
Written by Marta Galambos – a World Vision Strong Women Strong World NextGen leader and a graduate of civil engineering from California Polytechnic State University currently working in Colorado, USA. How can women and girls, in every society, participate effectively as full and equal members of their communities? I first became interested in this question as an undergraduate … Read More
Fall advocate update: progress through perseverance
It’s been a tough year, but by the grace of God we saw progress last quarter! Here’s what World Vision Advocates were speaking out about.
Why more school = less child marriage
Education is key to reducing child marriage: A girl’s risk of early marriage is reduced for every year she stays in school. Here’s why.
4 ways to use “Dove Power” to engage in the election
As Christians, how should we respond to negative political ads? How do we engage in the election while putting our faith first? We’ve got a few tips.
One brave young woman fights to end child marriage during COVID-19
As COVID-19 threatens to raise child marriage rates, a young girl in Nepal uses new-found skills to create change for girls in her community.
Why advocacy, World Vision?
I’ve seen a lot in my 37 years with World Vision. But being a part of World Vision’s advocacy work is one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done.
5 reasons why empowering women leads to peace
Did you know that empowering women and girls to use their voices for change benefits the security of an entire nation and the world?