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Archives for 2012

16 Day Challenge: Preventing Violence Against Children and Women

Neil Boothby speaking at a press conference in Geneva in October 2012 to launch the "Mimimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action". Photo Credit: USAID

The science is clear – childhood experiences shape adult outcomes, including long-term health, cognitive development, academic achievement Read more >>

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Storify Features This Week at USAID

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This week has been a busy one at USAID Headquarters in Washington, D.C.! Read more >>

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16 Day Challenge: A Helping Hand for Trafficking Victims in Uzbekistan

Istikbolli Avlod NGO leaders conduct a trafficking awareness training for school teachers in Djizak, Uzbekistan. Photo Credit: IOM

Uzbekistan is at the heart of the ancient Silk Road. For centuries, people traveled across the country to exchange goods and share news. In today’s world, Uzbekistan’s strategic location has made its women prime targets for human trafficking Read more >>

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Giving Youth a Real Voice in Development

This past May, youth leaders convene with Moroccan government representatives to offer recommendations on  the new Consultative Council for Youth and Community Work. Photo Credit: USAID Morocco Local Governance Program

Giving youth real decision-making power and leadership roles in development processes and programs is a challenge in practice. Read more >>

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Toward a 21st Century Social Contract: Making All Voices Count

A group of women composes a text message in rural Niger. Photo Credit: Joshua Haynes

In a small office on East 20th Street in New York City, Reboot is working toward a social contract for the 21st century because the rules of the game are changing. An emboldened global citizenry, empowered by increased connectivity, is demanding more from its leadership Read more >>

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Video of the Week: Making All Voices Count, A Grand Challenge for Development

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Today we launched Making All Voices Count: A Grand Challenge for Development (MAVC) which brings together Sweden, the UK Department for International Development (DFID), U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and Omidyar Network (ON). This public-private partnership will create a $45 million fund to support innovation, scaling-up, and research that will deepen existing innovations and help harness […]

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No Mountain Too High: Saving the Snow Leopards, Ecosystems and Communities of High Asia

Officials from 12 countries attended a three-day conference on the snow leopard in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on December 1-3, 2012. Photo Credit: USAID

Today is Wildlife Conservation Day, and USAID’s missions around the world are raising awareness of the interconnectedness between human and wildlife welfare in developing countries.

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Helping Families Build Resilience and a Better Future for Kids

Carolyn Miles and Moussa in Diema, Mali in August 2012. Photo Credit: Save the Children

Whenever I’m asked to describe the scale of the hunger crisis in the Sahel, I see Moussa’s face. I met him in August during a trip to Mali when he was two months old, but he was so small and frail that I worried he would die in my arms. Read more >>

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Resilience: Safety Net for Reducing Hunger and Malnutrition

David Beckmann is President of Bread for the World

Over the last month, we have watched communities along the New York and New Jersey coastline begin to rebuild from the devastating impact of Hurricane Sandy. It is a reminder that we are all vulnerable to natural disasters that can happen at any time. How communities survive and recover from these shocks depends very much on their resilience Read more >>

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16 Day Challenge: Invisible Women: Violence Against Women with Disabilities

Today is Day 9 of our 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. There are over a billion people with disabilities on the planet. Approximately half of them are women with disabilities. They are grandmothers, mothers, partners, lovers and sisters. They are seldom seen in market places, the fields, the classrooms, at the health clinics or […]

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