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May 2015

Empowering women in Guinea-Bissau, Deepening crisis in Burundi, A place called home, After Ebola, A celebration of parents, Nepal update, Healing with horses
Empowering women in Guinea-Bissau

Empowering women in Guinea-Bissau

May 15, 2015 12:05 AM

Thanks to a generous funding contribution from the Big Lottery Fund, SOS Children is about to launch a far-reaching project to empower women in Guinea-Bissau. Over three years, we will reach more than 25,000 people, starting with 100 women and their children in the Gabu region.

Deepening crisis in Burundi

Deepening crisis in Burundi

May 15, 2015 01:55 PM

19 people have been killed and many opponents of the government are suffering harassment after the coup in Burundi on 13th May. People are fleeing the capital and an estimated 50,000 have been displaced, of which 60% are children.

A place called home

A place called home

May 19, 2015 03:35 PM

From the Philippines to Kenya, orphaned and abandoned children are provided with a safe place that they can call home. Here we share three children’s stories.

After Ebola: Vigilance and supporting survivors

After Ebola: Vigilance and supporting survivors

May 22, 2015 04:55 PM

The World Health Organization has declared Liberia free of Ebola. Officials made the announcement on 9 May 2015, 42 days after the last confirmed new case. Although Liberia is Ebola free, SOS Children remains cautious to ensure that all children and staff continue to stay safe.

One SOS young person dies, another injured in Burundi attacks

One SOS young person dies, another injured in Burundi attacks

May 27, 2015 10:17 AM

24 year-old Naila Kamariza sadly lost her life in a grenade attack in Bujumbura on Friday evening. She was at a market in the Burundian capital with her friend Yvette, also 24, buying fruit and vegetables when unknown assailants threw a grenade into the crowd.

What makes a good family?

What makes a good family?

May 06, 2015 02:20 PM

151 million children worldwide will grow up without one or both parents and without the care and stability often provided as part of a family. The United Nations defines the family as the “fundamental unit of society”.

Why are families struggling?

Why are families struggling?

May 07, 2015 12:30 PM

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child affirms the family as a “natural environment for the growth and well-being of children” in “an atmosphere of happiness, love and understanding”. Unfortunately, this is not the case for every child and families can face many forms of hardship which can lead to struggle and family breakdown.

Are children's rights effective?

Are children's rights effective?

May 14, 2015 06:40 PM

Every child has fundamental rights, and this year's UN Family Day seeks to raise awareness of their importance. But how can the young be expected to put those rights into practice – or even to know what they are? Here, we examine how children's rights can be communicated, protected, and enacted, and what needs to happen to ensure that they serve their original purpose – to keep every child safe, even the most vulnerable.

Does gender equality create stronger communities?

Does gender equality create stronger communities?

May 15, 2015 10:55 AM

Gender equality improves people’s lives in myriad ways and, in doing so, lays the foundation for stronger, more cohesive communities and a brighter future. In the wake of UN Family Day, we take a look at why communities thrive when women play an equal role in society.

Why families matter

Why families matter

May 14, 2016 09:30 AM

Here at SOS Children’s Villages, we believe that families are incredibly important. Nothing helps children flourish as much as growing up in a stable, loving environment where going to school and a healthy lifestyle are top priorities. However, we know that this is not the reality for many children across the world.

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