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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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Preparing Syrians for a Harsh Winter

A young Syrian boy receives a box of clothing at a USAID-supported distribution site. Photo credit: USAID Partner

USAID is distributing warm clothing and thermal blankets to help Syrians prepare for the cold winter months. Read more >>

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R.E.S.P.E.C.T Find Out What It Means To Us

Indonesia Maternal Health

All of us need to respond to promote social justice and improve quality of care. Women’s lives depend on it.

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Pounds of Prevention: Focus on Haiti

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This installment of USAID’s Pounds of Prevention series (PDF) takes us to Haiti where we are working to reduce the risks posed by floods in Port-au-Prince. Read more >>

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Meeting the Needs of Children and Adolescents Who Have Experienced Sexual Violence

In Swaziland, just before sunset, a young girl tests out a new seesaw on a playground built by the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation at the Mkhulamini Clinic. Photo credit: Jon Hrusa, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

The stories of many young women’s courage epitomize the struggle to achieve an AIDS-free generation. Read more >>

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