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16 Day Challenge: Let’s Eliminate Gender Violence

Carla Koppell serves as Senior Coordinator for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment at USAID

One young rape survivor in a camp for the internally displaced in Goma, a city in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is one of the strongest people I have met since joining USAID as Senior Coordinator. Read more >>

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Dispelling Family Planning Myths in the DRC

“Are family planning methods safe?” wondered Mutombo, a community health worker at the Kawama Village health center, in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Katanga Province.  “Don’t they contain a poison?” he added, directing his question to Isaac Chishesa, a community mobilization specialist with USAID’s Democratic Republic of Congo-Integrated Health Project (DRC-IHP). Tough question!  One Isaac […]

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Joining Together To Combat Conflict Minerals

As featured on the Dipnote Blog Maria Otero serves as Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs, and Robert Hormats serves as Under Secretary of State for Economic, Energy, and Agricultural Affairs. Gold, tin, tungsten, and tantalum. These four metals are everywhere — in our smart phones, laptops, ball point pens, and light bulbs […]

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From the Field

USAID updates from Missions abroad. Read more >>

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