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Lilly – more than just a human trafficking survivor
3rd Nov, 14 | Posted by Ruth Dearnley
Lilly – more than just a human trafficking survivor

At 16, Lilly was trafficked into China to work on a rubber plantation. Today she volunteers with World Vision to raise awareness about the dangers of human trafficking.

How governments, Australians and World Vision are working together to end child labour
12th Sep, 14 | Posted by Ruth Dearnley
How governments, Australians and World Vision are working together to end child labour

Yesterday the G20 Employment Minister’s met to discuss the future of economic growth. For the first time ever, they took a strong stand against child labour and vowed to prioritise measures to support under represented and vulnerable groups.

Aussie teens on a trip of a lifetime
15th Jan, 14 | Posted by Ruth Dearnley
Aussie teens on a trip of a lifetime

I’m about to head to Myanmar with four excited yet apprehensive young people who want to make a difference in the world.

Bangladesh factory collapse: Why what we buy matters
25th Jun, 13 | Posted by Ruth Dearnley
Bangladesh factory collapse: Why what we buy matters

You may have seen the harrowing images of the aftermath of the Rana Plaza collapse on Four Corners. Many Australians want to do their part to stop this happening again. But what does this mean? We should only buy local? We should boycott global products? World Vision's Ruth Dearnley...

Why I’m saying no to boycotts
17th Jun, 13 | Posted by Ruth Dearnley
Why I’m saying no to boycotts

At first, boycotting a bad company or industry seems like a good solution. But is it a case of problem solved? Unfortunately, I don’t think so. In most cases, I think it’s ineffective – and at worst, harmful.

Why small change needs big thanks
18th May, 13 | Posted by Ruth Dearnley
Why small change needs big thanks

The search for fair trade and ethically sourced chocolate can be confusing. On one hand, you’re told to avoid certain companies; then you hear they’ve done something good on an issue you’re passionate about. This has been the case recently with the chocolate industry – and in particular Nestlé.