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Notable Aussie females raise their voices ahead of International Day of the Girl

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

● World Vision and a force of inspiring Australian females ignite a new movement committed to raising the voices of young girls in need. ● The all-star line-up includes an array of barrier breakers, including; Michelle Payne, Samantha Harris and Sunday Aryang, and passionate female and child violence campaigners; Pallavi Sharda, Liz Ellis, and Melissa Doyle. ● The movement hopes to encourage Australians to support 1,000 of the world’s most vulnerable girls in the lead up to International Day of the Girl.

First Nations artwork powers purposeful fashion collaboration

Monday, April 10, 2023

Blue Illusion has released a striking new collection of accessories with purpose. The premium silk scarf and bag combination have been designed by Yorta Yorta/Juru artist, Shanai Kellett, with 7% of sales going to World Vision’s support of early childhood care development in First Nations communities. Titled ‘Colours of Country’ and individually priced at $149.99, the design is beautifully inspired by Kellett’s connection to Boon Wurrung/Bunurong Country and celebrates the land, colour, flowers and wildlife that it is known for.

Mental health timebomb ticks louder on Ukraine war anniversary

Friday, February 24, 2023

Ukraine’s children are facing a mental health timebomb, as exposure to shelling, shooting and loss of family and friends takes a devastating toll, new World Vision research has found. Since war broke out, an average of 54 civilians have been killed or injured in Ukraine every day, 2528 schools attacked, and up to 5 million children forced to flee for their lives. Nearly half of children’s homes have been damaged in hard hit Kherson, Kharkiv, and Dnipro. World Vision Australia CEO Daniel Wordsworth – on the ground within days of the escalation last year – said improving child mental health was an urgent priority. ​

World Vision Australia launches appeal to help those affected by Türkiye-Syria quake

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

World Vision Australia has launched an appeal to provide life-saving aid to children and families as the toll of the tragic Türkiye-Syria earthquake continues to mount.​ Teams on the ground are assessing the escalating needs and providing emergency aid after the 7.8 magnitude quake struck, killing more than 4000 people and injuring thousands more. World Vision Australia CEO Daniel Wordsworth said the disaster has hit people who were already displaced in a region shattered by more than a decade of civil war.

“I ran to my children, I did not know which one to carry”

Monday, February 6, 2023

A World Vision staff member has revealed his terror as a deadly quake struck in Türkiye and Syria. His family were sleeping as their house began to shake, and he immediately ran to his children. ​ “I did not know which one to carry. I could not reach the door, the distance was very far, and a minute of time was like years of helplessness and fear," he said. World Vision is assessing the impact to children and communities already displaced before the quake hit, and sent tremors across the region.

Children most at risk as West Java quake toll climbs

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

World Vision deploys aid and mental health first aid for most vulnerable

The Wiggles partner with World Vision to share joy with children ‘Around the World’ this Christmas

Monday, November 14, 2022

World Vision Australia has joined forces with Australia’s favourite children’s entertainers, The Wiggles, to create an exclusive song, ‘Around the World’, to bring hope and joy to children everywhere this Christmas.

Female leaders in business, social policy join World Vision Australia’s Board

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Two leaders in business and community development have been appointed to World Vision Australia’s board, bringing a wealth of experience in accounting, government advisory and social policy to the international aid organisation. ​ World Vision has welcomed Kate Harrison Brennan and Alicia Leis to its board, bringing the total number of members to 11. ​ Board chair Shannon Adams said Kate and Alicia brought an exceptional depth of experience across a range of professional fields and aspects of social policy. ​ “Alicia and Kate are both leaders in their fields, driven by a strong social conscience and a belief they can make a difference through their contributions to World Vision,” Mr Adams said.

World Vision statement regarding the sentencing of Mohammad El Halabi

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

The sentence announced today is deeply disappointing and in sharp contrast to the evidence and facts of the case.

Marriage or work – the choice Afghanistan children must make as crisis deepens: World Vision

Monday, August 15, 2022

Children in Afghanistan are revealing painful stories of survival after being plunged into an “abyss of suffering” with the triple threats of starvation, early marriage and child labour.

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