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How I stopped getting bad Christmas presents and helped end exploitation

26 November 2014 | Posted by Ruth Dearnley | (0) comments

World Vision's Public Advocacy Manager Ruth Dearnley shares her top tips for giving - and receiving - ethical gifts this Christmas.

Channels of Hope: changing habits and hearts
25th Nov, 2014 | Posted by Mariska Meldrum | (0) comments
Channels of Hope: changing habits and hearts

It’s not every day that you hear a community leader freely admit he used to abuse his wife. Yet, this was the experience World Vision staff member Mariska Meldrum had when visiting the Solomon Islands recently.

Hope in paradise: tackling gender based violence in the Solomon Islands
24th Nov, 2014 | Posted by Amanda Carey | (0) comments
Hope in paradise: tackling gender based violence in the Solomon Islands

64% of women in the Solomon Islands have experienced physical or sexual violence from an intimate partner. Amanda Carey shares her experiences of how World Vision's Channels of Hope projects are partnering with faith and community leaders to end the violence.

What does ‘ethical shopping’ actually mean?
21st Nov, 2014 | Posted by Ruth Dearnley | (0) comments
What does ‘ethical shopping’ actually mean?

'Ethical shopping' could mean many things - World Vision's Ruth Dearnley reflects on what it means to her, and how she puts it into practice.

Why do we do Blog Ambassador trips?
20th Nov, 2014 | Posted by Louise Acheson | (2) comments
Why do we do Blog Ambassador trips?

Next week we'll be taking two Blog Ambassadors to visit our work in Uganda - but why would we do that? See why blogger trips can be a positive and useful way to share our work with Australians.

Clean toilets can’t wait: how better sanitation changes lives
19th Nov, 2014 | Posted by Laura Tay | (0) comments
Clean toilets can’t wait: how better sanitation changes lives

Today is World Toilet Day - and 2.5 billion people around the world don't have access to a clean, safe toilet. See how helping communities to improve sanitation helps children thrive.

Making A Difference through live music
17th Nov, 2014 | Posted by Michael Bianchi | (0) comments
Making A Difference through live music

We’re excited to announce that in 2015, World Vision Australia is launching our first annual Make a Difference Tour! Grammy Award-winners Third Day, NEEDTOBREATHE, and Australia’s own Levi McGrath will hit the road to perform for audiences in eight cities, helping us spread awareness and engage people with our...