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FAQs: 20 years after the Rwandan genocide

FAQs: 20 years after the Rwandan genocide

In April 1994, an explosion of ethnic violence in a small East African country resulted in the killing of 800,000 people in 100 days. How could this country, Rwanda, ever overcome such hatred and horror? Read our FAQs for more background on one of the worst genocides in history and the recovery of this shattered nation.

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A girl’s dream of education becomes reality
February 11, 2013

A girl’s dream of education becomes reality

As a domestic servant working for $6 a month as a young child, Shoma dreamed of going to school. Now, she dreams of being a teacher.

Cambodia: Fight against child labor gets $10 million boost
January 15, 2013

Cambodia: Fight against child labor gets $10 million boost

A new child labor prevention program in Cambodia will target children engaged in commercial sex work, brick-making, agriculture, fishing, begging, souvenir selling, and...

Conflict in Congo: Scenes of desperation in hospitals
December 6, 2012

Conflict in Congo: Scenes of desperation in hospitals

World Vision is providing supplies to overwhelmed hospitals in the conflict-ridden eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and is working to meet the needs of...

Syrian refugee children find safety in Lebanon
October 22, 2012

Syrian refugee children find safety in Lebanon

World Vision’s Child-Friendly Spaces offer a safe haven for children impacted by war.

When poverty traps girls in a life of desperation
October 16, 2012

When poverty traps girls in a life of desperation

October 11 was the International Day of the Girl. Experience shows that families and communities do best when girls and women are empowered through education to reach...

Bangladeshi teen avoids early marriage, stays in school
September 19, 2012

Bangladeshi teen avoids early marriage, stays in school

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...

VIDEO: Addressing gang violence in El Salvador
August 7, 2012

VIDEO: Addressing gang violence in El Salvador

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...

A human trafficking survivor
November 16, 2011

Anti-trafficking bill moves through Congress at a snail’s pace

Congress allowed a major anti-trafficking law to expire at the end of September. Months later, the bill is slowly moving through Congress.

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