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A Thing of the Past

Like Shahida, this woman signed an official agreement following an alternative dispute resolution meeting, which upheld charges of abuse she filed against her husband and assures additional legal action under the Domestic Abuse Act if she suffers violence in the future. Photo by Md. Arif Hossain/USAID Protecting Human Rights Project

USAID is working with the Government of Bangladesh to implement and enforce the Domestic Violence Prevention and Protection Act of 2010.

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USAID Activities Respond to Gender-Based Violence

A group of community health workers being trained to identify and help respond to GBV cases in their community surrounding the Nyamata Health Center; discussion around the importance of gender equality and establishment of one stop centres in Nyamata/Bugesera district. Photo credit: USAID/Rwanda

USAID’s Rwanda Family Health Project is supporting the Ministry of Health in fighting gender-based violence. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: Gift’s Last 10 Years

Gift's 10th Birthday

USAID is observing World AIDS Day this year by celebrating ten years of our HIV and AIDS work under PEPFAR. Meet Gift. Today is her 10th birthday and she is celebrating the past decade of her life free of HIV. Thanks to life-saving antiretroviral (ARV) drugs funded by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the […]

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Birth in the Age of AIDS: Women, Reproduction and HIV/AIDS in India

Birth in the Age of AIDS

USAID is observing World AIDS Day this year by celebrating ten years of our HIV and AIDS work under PEPFAR. Book Review: “Birth in the Age of AIDS: Women, Reproduction and HIV/AIDS in India” by Cecilia Van Hollen Synopsis: Birth in the Age of AIDS takes the reader on a very personal journey of the experiences  HIV- positive women […]

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A Courageous Journey

"Like Nadia, women at a USAID-supported vocational center in Punjab, Pakistan are trained in different skills so they can earn a living for themselves and their families." Photo credit: Raja Zulfiqar

USAID’s Gender Equity Program provides small grants to Pakistani organizations to fund projects that expand access to justice for women. Read more >>

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Pounds of Prevention – Focus on Namibia

Traditional  tilling results in crops that are shorter and less abundant  (left) than those produced using conservation  agriculture methods (right), which include ripping and  furrowing the land, allowing it to retain more rainwater.

The next installment in the USAID Pounds of Prevention series (PDF) takes us to Namibia. Read more >>

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Using Photography to Evaluate Project Impact

A young married girl is learning how to use a camera during the first day of a week long Participatory Research Activity using the  Photovoice method. She, along with nine other program participants were asked to use photography to document their lives and the impact the TESFA program had on them. Photo credit: Robin Hayes

Photography helps build confidence and communication skills in girls to speak up about their lives. Read more >>

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From the Field in Montenegro: Rebuilding Trust Is No Fiction for the Country’s Biggest Court

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USAID improved government services in Montenegro’s largest court. Read more >>

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New Evidence on Child Marriage Prevention in Ethiopia

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To help address the needs of 50 million adolescents who are already married, USAID invested in programs through PEPFAR to reach more than 220,000 married adolescent girls in Ethiopia.

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The Power of a Grandmother’s Love

GoGo means Grandmother in most South African languages. Photo credit: Tash McCarroll/USAID

As we approach World AIDS Day 2013, children affected by and living with HIV/AIDS must remain central to the global response. Read more >>

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