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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 their God-given potential. Poverty, exploitation, and gender discrimination are the biggest obstacles to this goal, as illustrated by the story of Heang and her five daughters in Cambodia.
World Vision’s Child-Friendly Spaces offer a safe haven for children impacted by war.
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.
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.
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.