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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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Ensuring Access to Reproductive Health for All

World Population Day 2013 aims to draw awareness to the issue of adolescent pregnancy. Photo credit: Netsanet Assaye, Courtesy of Photoshare

On World Population Day, USAID joins the global community in raising awareness on the issue of adolescent pregnancy. Read more >>

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Mujeres Adelante: Leading Change Against Violence

"Mujeres Adelante" participants. Photo credit: State Department

USAID joins the U.S. commitment to prevent, and respond to, gender-based violence and advance gender equality and women’s empowerment. Read more >>

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Equipping Women Teachers in South Sudan with the Skills to Succeed

Teacher Samna Basha (middle) with colleagues. The women are benefiting from USAID-supported child care services that enable them to improve their professional development as teachers. Photo credit: Creative Associates International

USAID is helping to improve female teachers’ professional skills and retain female teachers in South Sudan. Read more >>

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How the Future of Women & Girls is Tied to Water

Girl travels by camel in Mongolia Photo Credit: James Orlando

Almost 800 million people in the world today lack access to clean water. Africa and the Middle East are the most water scarce regions in the world. Three hundred million people in Sub-Saharan Africa live in water-scarce environments and every year the number of people under water stress grows larger and larger.

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From Haiti to Kenya – Honoring the Wisdom & Contributions of Moms

A woman and her baby. Photo Credit: Adriane Ohanesian

Mother’s Day provides a special opportunity for us to reflect on the role moms play in our lives and in the lives of people around the world. Read more >>

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The Power of Mobile to Improve Women’s Health

Mother with a mobile phone. Photo credit: VillageReach

Mobile technology has made possible innovative new ways to deliver health information and services. Read more >>

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Education: The Most Powerful Weapon for Changing the World

School girls in Sana’a gather for their lesson.

Education is the key to eliminating gender inequality, to reducing poverty, to creating a sustainable planet, to preventing needless deaths and illness, and to fostering peace. Read more >>

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