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16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence: What Do You Know About Gender Based Violence?

As USAID launches its observance of the annual 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence (November 25th-December 10th), we hope to dispel myths. We want everyone to understand that gender based violence is more than simple physical violence. We want our whole community to appreciate the fact that men are a significant share of the […]

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The Ability to Plan Your Family Is a Game Changer

There are an estimated 215 million women who wish they had the ability to plan their family but don’t have access to contraceptives. Read more >>

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Saving Seca – Protecting Victims of Trafficking

USAID joins the global community in condemning human trafficking and finding ways to stop traffickers and better assist victims. Read more >>

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One Man Can

Men play a central role in eliminating gender-based violence. Read more >>

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Micro Entrepreneurs, Big Dreams

One of Bibi's daughters at work embellishing a shalwar. Photo Credit: USAID/Pakistan

Meet Khanum Bibi, an ordinary Punjabi wife in Pakistan, who is contributing to her family’s income. Read more >>

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Taking a Stand Against Violence Now

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Gender based violence (GBV), is a pervasive public health and human rights issue throughout the world. Read more >>

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Women Leaders Combating Violence Against Women in India

USAID is empowering women through advocacy and policy efforts that focus on preventing violence against women, affronts to the dignity of the girl child, and child marriage. Read more >>

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Helping Women Avoid HIV Infection and Transmission

Prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) programs and other services that support health in the long term. Read more >>

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Giving Girls a Chance Against HIV/AIDS

Chimwemwe Banda is one of the many girls who has benefited from a Go Girls! community intervention. Photo Credit: Hilary M. Schwandt/AFP

Meet Chimwemwe Banda, one of the 600 million girls living in poverty who are at increased risk of contracting HIV/AIDS. Read more >>

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Promoting Evidence and Action for Respectful Care at Birth

A new USAID-funded report, “Exploring Evidence and Action for Respectful Care at Birth,” presents evidence of abuse of women during childbirth. Read more >>

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