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Guatemala’s 24-Hour Courts: Changing the Way Women Access Justice

Deputy Administrator Donald Steinberg (far left) and Guatemalan Attorney General Claudia Paz (center) visit the 24-hour Femicide Court in Gerona in October 2012. Photo credit: USAID files

To respond to a need for a specialized court for cases related to violence against women in Guatemala, USAID provided technical assistance, training and equipment to operationalize it. Read more >>

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Freeing Women from Violence Leads to Healthier Lives

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The health sector can play a vital role in preventing gender-based violence. Read more >>

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Helping Haiti Recover Three Years Later

On Monday, March 4, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack met with Haiti’s Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development Thomas Jacques who outlined his three year strategic plan for revitalization of the Haitian agriculture sector. Photo credit: USDA

Three years after the earthquake, USDA and USAID continue to help the Haitian agricultural sector recover. Read more >>

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Microbicides, Vaccines, and TB Diagnostics Oh My! What’s New in HIV/AIDS Research?

Women can use this ARV-based vaginal gel to protect themselves against HIV. Photo credit: International Partnership for Microbicides

In December 2012, USAID released a new strategy to address some of the world’s most challenging health and development issues through new technologies, research and evaluation. Read more >>

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Photos of the Week: USAID In Burma

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Photos from our Mission of the Week: Burma! Read more >>

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In Rome, Secretary Kerry Announces Nonlethal Assistance to Syria

Secretary of State John Kerry, with the Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi and Syrian Opposition Council Chairman Moaz al-Khati, announces non-lethal assistance to Syrians. Photo credit: State Department

During Secretary Kerry’s Europe trip, he announced $60 million in non-lethal assistance to strengthen the organizational capacity of the Syrian Opposition Coalition. Read more >>

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Raising the Bar: Combatting Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies

Ethiopia, October 2010.  Photo credit: Jane Strachan, USAID

This year’s International Women’s Day theme is “A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women”. Read more >>

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U.S. Investments in Foreign Aid Provide a Healthy Return

Dennis Tabula, Senior Clinical Officer, Frontline Health Worker Award

Yesterday, we celebrated and honored the work of health workers at the “Celebrating Health Workers in Uganda” event. Read more >>

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USAID In the News

USAID Administrator visits a small medical practice that delivers affordable health care to poor Burmese in Rangoon. March 7, 2013. Photo: Richard Nyberg/USAID

A review of USAID’s top news highlights for week of February 25, 2013. Read more >>

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From the Ground in Syria: Delivering More than Flour to Aleppo

Workers load newly-milled flour onto a truck in Syria.  Photo credit: USAID Partner

USAID flour supports local businesses and provides bread for families in Syria. Read more >>

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