The journey to becoming an advocate

The journey to becoming an advocate

May 11, 2017By Guest AuthorAdvocate Stories No Comments

By: Beth Happick This blog was originally published on the World Vision blog.  Beth is a co-chairwoman for the Baltimore chapter of Women of Vision, attended the 2012 Women of Vision National Conference in Washington, D.C. Here, she shares some inspiring reflections on how the conference helped her become a passionate advocate for those suffering from … Read More

Congressman Speaks Out Against Hunger

Congressman Speaks Out Against Hunger

May 9, 2017By Zoey WilsonFood and Nutrition, Foreign Assistance 1 Comment

There are multiple issues that contribute to the cycle of poverty, including poor economic circumstances, food insecurity, access to education, conflict, and a host of other things. So what is the best approach to tackle a big problem? Programs that do not just tackle one issue but instead look at finding a holistic solution. The McGovern–Dole International Food for Education and … Read More

Five Reasons to Celebrate Midwives

Five Reasons to Celebrate Midwives

May 5, 2017By WV AdvocacyHealthy Moms and Kids No Comments

Over 300,000 women die each year due to complications of pregnancy and childbirth, but 83 percent of all maternal deaths, stillbirths, and newborn deaths could be avoided with the care of a midwife. When looking at these numbers it is easy to see the importance of midwives, especially in developing countries where accessing care or going to … Read More

Job Promise Turns to Nightmare

Job Promise Turns to Nightmare

April 11, 2017By Guest AuthorForeign Assistance No Comments

By Rhonda Hirst Joy*, 49, has eight children. She lived a basic yet comfortable life in a remote community in the rolling hills of Ormoc, Philippines. Her husband made coconut wine and sold two large barrels a week for 5,000 pesos, about $100. “We were happy before Yolanda,” she explains. (“Yolanda” is the Philippine name … Read More

What is happening in Syria?

What is happening in Syria?

April 6, 2017By WV AdvocacyRefugee Crisis 2 Comments

This week headlines filled with news of a deadly chemical attack in Northern Syria. Many media outlets named it the “worst chemical event in years” and it was labeled “reprehensible” and “atrocious.” The problem is that these labels make the tragedy seem unusual. The truth is that every day lives are lost in Syria — in schools, … Read More