Moms for Beyond 5

October 22, 2013By WV AdvocacyHealthy Moms and Kids No Comments

Last week, we were privileged to spend some time in Kansas City, MO at the Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) annual conference. More than 3,000 moms came together from the United States, and as far as Brazil and Ireland because they believe that mothers are world influencers. “We are moms, and we believe that better moms … Read More

We Must Start with the Girls

We Must Start with the Girls

October 17, 2013By WV AdvocacyGender Equity No Comments

Often we think of girls and mothers as separate.  There are girls issues’ and there are mothers’ issues.  However, with this way of thinking, we are ignoring a critical piece- the future mothers. Reflecting on the International Day of the Girl, Christy Turlington Burns and Monique Villa talk about why girls need to be at the … Read More

Learn Interactively about Hunger

October 15, 2013By WV AdvocacyFood and Nutrition No Comments

Yesterday, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) released the 2013 Global Hunger Index. This annual report shows hunger at the regional, national and global levels. You can see the progress that has been made and where there is still work to be done. Hunger and malnutrition are responsible for nearly half of preventable under … Read More


October 3, 2013By WV AdvocacyGender Equity 1 Comment

On Beyond we focus on the things that will help give mothers the best chance and improve the likelihood that their children will survive past the age of five. One key piece of this equation that is not often talked about is girls. When girls receive a primary school education and eventually become mothers, … Read More

New York, New York

September 26, 2013By WV AdvocacyGlobal Goals No Comments

Yesterday, Beyond 5 was in New York for the United Nations General Assembly. In the year 2000, the United Nations set 8 goals for helping to eliminate extreme poverty. Collectively, these are the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) and the deadline for achieving them is 2015. Progress has been made in achieving these goals, but more … Read More

Cautious Celebration

Cautious Celebration

September 24, 2013By Lisa BosHealthy Moms and Kids 1 Comment

Last week, the global health community anxiously awaited the release of new information from UNICEF on the number of preventable child deaths for children under 5 in the past year. Our Beyond 5 team was ready to celebrate another year of progress toward ending these needless deaths and to getting the solutions to save lives … Read More

Friday Alert: Flash Flood for Good!

September 20, 2013By WV AdvocacyClean Water, Events 2 Comments

Join with Morgan Freeman, Colbie Caillat, Jeff Bridges, Matthew McConaughey, Hilary Duff and others to be a part of a Flash Flood for Good. On September 24, we are going to start a ripple effect to reach millions of people and provide children around the globe with clean water. How does it work?  First, go to … Read More

When Water is More Than Just a Clean Drink

When Water is More Than Just a Clean Drink

September 19, 2013By Guest AuthorClean Water No Comments

The story below comes from the Democratic Republic of Congo in a community where World Vision drilled four wells. More than 1,000 families have access to clean water for the first time, but for women and girls in the community, the wells mean so much more. By Alice Bafiala The courtyard of Mungeza, a housewife … Read More