I am excited to have just returned from the kick-off of the Equal Futures Partnership to expand women’s opportunities around the world. The event was held in New York City and part of a number of events USAID is participating in during the United Nations General Assembly this week.
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In Benin, we will hold a workshop on the Ambassadors Girls’ Scholarship Program (AGSP). USAID/Africa is undertaking a best practices review of the Ambassadors Girls’ Scholarship Program (AGSP), which has provided scholarships to more than 550,000 primary and secondary school students, predominately girls, since 2002 under the African Education Initiative (AEI). In the Ukraine, we [...]
In Benin, we will hold the closing ceremony of the first annual Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) campaign in northern Benin (Atacora) funded under President’s Malaria Initiative. IRS applies insecticide and protects against mosquitoes that transmit malaria in the houses of rural communities that are most exposed to the disease. In Ghana, we will launch the [...]
Submitted by Ryan Cherlin, USAID Bureau for Global Health The Statistics: In Benin, more than 75 percent of women are victims of violence, and 44 percent are sexually abused. The Story: Déborah and her husband Djobo live in the village of Guiguiso in northern Benin. On the night of September 9, 2009, three men assaulted [...]
In St. Vincent, with the Caribbean HIV/AIDS Alliance, we will hold a seminar with key policy makers exploring the theme – Stigma and Discrimination and confidentiality in accessing HIV/AIDS services In Paraguay, we will present the results of and celebrate the 1st anniversary of the USAID/Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Threshold Program. In Benin, we will [...]
Submitted by: André Roussel, USAID/Benin More than 100,000 Beninese have been made homeless due to massive flooding caused by the country’s worst rains in a half century. According to the United Nations, 360,000 people have been affected, while 50,000 homes and 276 schools have been flooded or destroyed. In this Pennsylvania-sized west African country of 9 [...]