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Maintaining Women’s Potential in Yemen

Deputy Assistant Administrator Elisabeth Kvitashvili in Yemen

“The women of Yemen should never again be relegated as second class citizens.”-Attendee of the New Voices of Yemen Dinner, March 3, 2014 This was the heart of the messaging from the New Voices of Yemen: Women Leaders Dinner I attended on my second evening in the country’s capital, Sana’a. These women, a far larger […]

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Crafting Economic Empowerment for Women in North Lebanon

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North Lebanon, an area that has seen a large influx of Syrian refugees, had already been facing many economic challenges, most notably loss of income due to scarce employment opportunities. USAID has intensified efforts in this region to help Lebanese communities hosting Syrian refugees through targeted assistance.

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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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Political Transition Assistance and Prevention of Gender Based Violence

Younger students have participated in a USAID program, based on an understanding that young people are still developing ideas about gender and relationships. Photo Credit: J. Harris, International Medical Corps

She was abandoned as a baby at a rural hospital in Bihar, India. The hospital, at a loss for what to do with an infant girl, gave her away – to a brothel.

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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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Meeting the Needs of Children and Adolescents Who Have Experienced Sexual Violence

In Swaziland, just before sunset, a young girl tests out a new seesaw on a playground built by the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation at the Mkhulamini Clinic. Photo credit: Jon Hrusa, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

The stories of many young women’s courage epitomize the struggle to achieve an AIDS-free generation. Read more >>

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A Lesson in Holistic Care: What I Learned from Working with Transgender Women and Health Providers in the LAC Region

REDTRANS and Miluska staff conducting a workshop on HIV and human rights. Photo credit: Manuel Contreras

USAID celebrates the work of transgender women and health providers in Latin America and the Caribbean on Transgender Day of Remembrance. Read more >>

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Empowering Women to Address Climate Change

Members of the Huruma Women’s Group in Kenya. Photo credit: Photo Credit: Fintrac Inc.

Women often lead the way in adapting to climate change impacts. Read more >>

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USAID leads on LGBT Inclusivity: Sharing Best Practices with the Private Sector and NGOs

At this year’s Out & Equal Summit, USAID presented a session on “Changing the Way of Doing Business: LGBT Integration at USAID.” Staff in attendance (from left to right): Claire Lucas, Regina Jun, Matthew Emry and Anthony Cotton. Photo credit: USAID

USAID has made bold institutional changes to policies, operations, and programming to advance the human rights of LGBT people abroad. Read more >>

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Girls and Women Transforming Societies

Alex Thier is Assistant to the Administrator for Policy, Planning, and Learning

Today’s USAID and UK’s Department for International Development event on Girls and Women Transforming Societies demonstrates the progress we’re making on gender equality and women’s empowerment. Read more >>

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