The evidence is indisputable. When girls and women have better access and opportunity, progress is accelerated. Children are better cared for, families are stronger, and communities are more prosperous. World Vision has been deeply engaged in gender equality work for decades. It’s integrated into everything we do— at every stage of a girl’s life.
Instead of celebrating adolescence, 19-year-old, mother of two, Malita, recalls days filled with pain and societal seclusion, which resulted in her dropping out of school. Malita remembers that she and her female peers had to endure taunts and stigmas at school where there was no support as they went through adolescence.
Essential human rights, liberty, and dignity are being torn from millions of people today. They’re sexually exploited, forced into labor, domestic servitude, and thrown into begging and stealing in an illicit multi-billion-dollar enterprise known as human trafficking.
Every year on July 30, World Vision observes World Day Against Trafficking in Persons by highlighting the importance of protecting vulnerable children and adults from all forms of exploitation and violence.
May 4, 2018 Panel Discussion at the University of Washington
Women's Economic Empowerment - Breaking Gender Barriers and Advancing Equity
To celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, here are seven easy ways to make a big difference in the lives of daughters, sisters, and mothers around the world — and right in our own neighborhoods.
More than 200 million women and girls around the world are living with the results of the dangerous practice of female genital mutilation (FGM/C), also known as cutting and female circumcision, according to a report by UNICEF, the U.N. children’s agency.
In the next decade, 30 million more are at risk. The United Nations created the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, observed every year on February 6, to stop this harmful practice to girls and women. Ending FGM by 2030 is also part of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
An estimated one out of three women globally will be beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in her lifetime...
|The women of various Self Help Groups|
Dharavi is Asia's second largest slum. It is a very congested place with narrow lanes and hordes of people. They compete with motor vehicles and push carts to get in or get out of the slum. One such lane has a church on it. Pastor Virendra has been running this small church for the past three years. The church is called 'Rehoboth'. He started with 40 members, and has now grown to 100 members. Most of the members are from the Kholi community, who are traditional fishermen.
Virendra saw many things in Dharavi which he thought were important issues that women face.
In this article for Devex, Sara Mason, a development and advocacy consultant for World Vision, explores the questions that must be answered in order to create true empowerment for women in fragile contexts where women have minimal rights.