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The United Nations has declared October 11 as International Day of the Girl. This inspiring story of 15-year-old Suborna in Bangladesh — who was able to avoid underage marriage and stay in school — highlights World Vision’s global efforts to empower girls and women worldwide.
To help families cope with the serious food scarcity, World Vision is providing food aid and supporting alternative livelihoods for families.
In Afghanistan, less than 40 percent of mothers are assisted in delivery by a doctor or midwife. World Vision has trained 200 midwives to work in hospitals across western Afghanistan, part of our efforts to end preventable child deaths through the Survive to Five Challenge™.
In the latest issue of World Vision magazine, we examine the issue of gang violence in El Salvador. Violence cuts short the lives of many teens and young adults. Some allow themselves to be tied down by these pressures; others use this weight — these emotions and experiences — as a stepping-stone to a better future. Below is an excerpt from this story.
An increase in the rate of breastfeeding globally could prevent more than 1 million child deaths each year.
World Vision staff in Mali report that military action has been so far confined to the capital city and has not affected the organization’s program sites.
There are more slaves in the world today than during any other time in human history. Ruse*, in Cambodia, is one of millions of young people trafficked each year.
Congress allowed a major anti-trafficking law to expire at the end of September. Months later, the bill is slowly moving through Congress.