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The Role of Teachers and Textbooks in a Democracy

Submitted by: Diana Harper “Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own Governors must arm themselves with the power knowledge gives.” —James Madison, 1788 This month’s historic referendum will determine southern Sudan’s future, either as an independent country of part of a unified Sudan.  Voting ends on Saturday, January […]

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One Man Can

Men play a central role in eliminating gender-based violence. Read more >>

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Taking a Stand Against Violence Now

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Gender based violence (GBV), is a pervasive public health and human rights issue throughout the world. Read more >>

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Giving Girls a Chance Against HIV/AIDS

Chimwemwe Banda is one of the many girls who has benefited from a Go Girls! community intervention. Photo Credit: Hilary M. Schwandt/AFP

Meet Chimwemwe Banda, one of the 600 million girls living in poverty who are at increased risk of contracting HIV/AIDS. Read more >>

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Promoting Evidence and Action for Respectful Care at Birth

A new USAID-funded report, “Exploring Evidence and Action for Respectful Care at Birth,” presents evidence of abuse of women during childbirth. Read more >>

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The Straight Facts: The Plight of Women

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Women around the globe should be celebrated for their extraordinary contributions in all areas of society. Read more >>

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The Freakonomics of “The Girl Effect”

How might a girl change the course of humanity? Read more >>

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Ethiopia Partners with the U.S. to Put Girls’ Education First

US Ambassador Donald Booth, USAID Ethiopia Mission Director Thomas Staal, First Lady Azeb Mesfin, and Minister of Education Demeke Mekonnen (in pictures taking tea post event); Behind Director Staal in some photos is USAID's Education Office Chief Allyson Wainer.

USAID partners with FreAddis to improve education in Ethipia, with assistance from the Ministry of Education. Read more >>

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Dr. Jill Biden visits a USAID sponsored school for girls in Kenya

A great video over at Whitehouse.gov highlights the travels of Dr. Jill Biden in Kenya and her visit to a girls school helping to give young women a brighter future.

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Measured Marriage: For One 15-year old, a Chance to Finish Childhood from USAID

Kanjeer, Pakistan – Bakhtawar was a good student in the fifth grade at a small school located in a Southern Pakistan village. She enjoyed learning, laughing with her friends, and spending time with her family. But one evening, as she sat nervously in a chair beside her parents at the local meeting hall, she knew […]

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