Mothers and the magic of number 5

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Many children can't survive past the age of 5 without a mother figure. And sadly, every day 18,000 children don't.

But many of these deaths are preventable … so we can do something about it! Stand with us this week and support child and maternal health.

Blogger Paige Ferrari explains how.

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Five is a magic number.

When a child is born, the first thing the parents do is check: 5 fingers on each hand. 5 toes on each foot. For some reason there is such perfection within the number 5.  

Unfortunately, every day 18,000 children around the world will die before seeing their fifth birthday and 800 women will loose their life in childbirth daily. This bond between mother and child is something that can only be divinely created. But like all things that grow, it must be nourished and sustained.

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    Day 3: Share your voice

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    Almost a billion people don’t have access to clean water, and more than 4,000 children die every day because of dirty water. Today, let’s do something about it! Join World Vision’s advocacy team in sharing the joy of clean water by asking Congress to pass the Water for the World Act.

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    Today’s challenge: Contact your members of Congress with our simple online form and urge them to support clean water!

     

    “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.” –Proverbs 31:8-9 (NIV)

     

    So easy, a kid can do it

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      [Q&A] Water for the World Act

      In today's Q&A, Lisa Bos -- World Vision's policy adviser for health, education, and WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene) in Washington, D.C. -- describes the Water for the World Act and explains why this new legislation is vital for providing clean water where it's most needed. Lisa is an expert when it comes to this bill -- she helped write it!

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        Busting the myth of advocacy

        Wrapping up our three-part "Advocacy 101" series, Amanda Morgan-Mootz and Taylor Gleason of World Vision's advocacy team debunk some common myths about what advocacy is and is not.

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          Your voice is your power

          Continuing our "Advocacy 101" series, Christina Bradic of World Vision's advocacy team digs into the powerful ways that one voice really can make a difference in the world.

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          I know that my voice carries -- but how far can it reach?

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            Advocacy: Leaving no one behind

            Kicking off our "Advocacy 101" series, World Vision's advocacy mobilization specialist, Amanda Morgan, digs into the basics of advocacy -- and the biblical model that forms the foundation of our approach to it.

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              Shared visions and big returns: The multiplying impact of advocacy

              Today, Jesse Eaves, World Vision's senior policy adviser for child protection in Washington, D.C., describes how child sponsorship is an investment in a child's future, and how advocacy -- speaking out on behalf of those affected by poverty and injustice

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                BREAKING: Anti-trafficking bill passes Congress!

                Now, on to the president’s desk!

                Today, after more than two years of countless phone calls, frustrating roadblocks, and non-stop prayer, your voices rang through the halls of Congress. The Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act passed through the House of Representatives -- only a few weeks after the same provision passed through the Senate!

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                  BREAKING: Critical anti-trafficking law passes Senate

                  The Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000 is the cornerstone of U.S. policies against modern-day slavery around the world. The TVPA created the first comprehensive federal law to address human trafficking by focusing on both the domestic and international dimensions of this heinous crime. It is what makes the United States the global leader in combating modern-day slavery.

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                    Girl Rising: Writer seeks understanding, shuns condemnation

                    When Academy-Award nominated director Richard Robbins set out to make “Girl Rising” — a film about girls in the developing world struggling to get an education — he enlisted prominent women writers from each of the countries featured to tell the girls’ stories.

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