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Women are Women: Responding to the Health Needs of Female Sex Workers

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Mpiluka’s story is not uncommon, and reveals the complex intersection of violence, reproductive health, and HIV faced by sex workers around the world

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Transforming Gender Norms and Ending Child Marriage: The Role of Boys

A young girl. Photo Credit: Kendra Helmer/USAID

The international community has increasingly recognized child marriage as a violation of girls’ rights, health, and well-being, and efforts to prevent and respond to child marriage have prioritized critical “hot spots” where the practice is particularly grave and widespread.

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16 Day Challenge: Preventing Violence Against Children and Women

Neil Boothby speaking at a press conference in Geneva in October 2012 to launch the "Mimimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action". Photo Credit: USAID

The science is clear – childhood experiences shape adult outcomes, including long-term health, cognitive development, academic achievement Read more >>

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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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Combating Human Trafficking

As part of USAID’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence we wanted to share with you some information on an issue that the Congressional Women’s Caucus has been working on diligently to end across the globe: human trafficking. According to Department of State estimates, roughly 800,000 people are trafficked across borders each year. If […]

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Tears- How a Seasoned Journalist Became an Activist

Jimmie Briggs is the founder and Executive Director of the Man Up Campaign. Seven years ago, I was a journalist covering the lives of war-affected children and child soldiers. In April 2004, I found myself in Rwanda for several weeks documenting the commemoration of the tenth genocide anniversary. Moving around the still-recovering central African nation, […]

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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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Three Questions with Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

What do you think is the greatest challenge in combating violence against women in the developing world? In my view the greatest challenge in fighting violence against women is the fact that women are not valued in either economic or social terms.  Their rights ‘matter’ less than men’s and they are permitted little claim to […]

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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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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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