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Change Makers

19 reasons to have hope in 2019

Hope shines a light in the darkness. It’s infectious, even healing. But what is there to be hopeful for? Let’s look at the year ahead with 19 reasons to have hope in 2019 — and how to pray them into reality.

From the Field

Untying the knot: 10 worst places for child marriage

650 million women alive today were child brides, and millions of girls are at risk of marriage each year. For many, child marriage means a life of hardship, ill health, and low educational achievement. Find out the 10 worst countries in the world for child marriage and how to help prevent it.

Voices

Let’s end FGM: How to fundraise for your passion on Facebook

A school in Kenya is helping protect young girls from FGM and child marriage. This cause is a passion for blogger Breegan Jane, who recently met at-risk girls and calls them “some of the bravest I’ve ever encountered.” See how Breegan is fundraising to protect, educate, and empower more girls — and how you can too!

Prayers

Matthew 25: Protecting children through prayer

Child labor and exploitation, female genital mutilation (FGM), and human trafficking are among the greatest evils in the world. Pray with us for an end to all harm against children and for World Vision’s work to protect children.

Voices

Refugee girls deserve dreams and an education

In the midst of the massive refugee crisis along the Myanmar-Bangladesh border, a 19-year-old woman found her calling as an interpreter for World Vision. Read how education empowered Tanjin and how she’s found a hidden strength in helping refugee voices be heard.