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Photo of the Week: Women Sing in West Africa

Women sing

Community members sing at the opening of a border information center in West Africa. Read more >>

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Equal Futures Partnership Advances Global Women’s Opportunities

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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From the Field

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 […]

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From the Field

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 […]

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The Story Behind the Statistics: Victims of Rape in Benin Find Justice

In Benin, more than 75 percent of women are victims of violence, and 44 percent are sexually abused. Read more >>

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From the Field

Updates from USAID Missions abroad. Read more >>

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USAID Responds to Massive Flooding in Benin

Flood victims in Sô Ava queue for registration before attending a training session on how to decontaminate water and use water storage units. They are assisted by staff from Catholic Relief Services on October 26th. Photo Credit:  Simplice Takoubo/USAID

In response to the massive flooding in Benin, USAID has been closely coordinating with the U.N. and the Government of Benin to ensure aid is reaching those most in need. Read more >>

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