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International Day of Democracy: Strengthening Citizen Voices

A group of Kenyan youth marching for peace before the general elections in March 2013. Photo credit: USAID/Kenya

USAID celebrates International Day of Democracy, which was on September 15. Read more >>

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A Day to Celebrate Youth’s Contribution to Development

Young people in the village of Bunyakiri, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). By helping young people to develop positive beliefs and attitudes, a USAID project can prevent future acts of violence, and can ultimately contribute to a more peaceful and equitable future for DRC. Photo credit: J. Harris, International Medical Corps

Today is International Youth Day, a day to celebrate youth and their numerous contributions to their communities, nations and the world. Read more >>

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Addressing the Crisis in South Sudan’s Jonglei State

National Security Staff Senior Director for Development and Democracy Gayle Smith, Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights Steve Pomper, and Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs Grant T. Harris discuss the situation in South Sudan at the White House, July 24, 2013. Photo credit: White House

Yesterday, the White House hosted NGOs and advocacy groups to discuss the political crisis in South Sudan, and how the U.S. can help end the violence and support South Sudan’s democratic development. 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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USAID in the News

President Obama delivers remarks during a visit to the Feed the Future Agricultural Technologies Marketplace in Senegal. Photo credit: Kate Gage, USAID

A review of USAID’s top news highlights for week of June 24, 2013. Read more >>

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On the Front Lines in Africa

FrontLines: Spotlight on Africa

FrontLines editor shares some of her favorite FrontLines stories about our work in Africa. Read more >>

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Working to Keep Civil Society Open

Larry Garber and Sarah Mendelson are, respectively, Deputy Assistant Administrator in the Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning and the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance

We can keep civil society space open and ensure that the aspirations of people around the globe for freedom and dignity will be achieved Read more >>

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Facing History: Education’s Role in Transitional Justice

Karen Murphy is International Director for Facing History and Ourselves, an international educational and professional development NGO. Photo credit: Facing History and Ourselves

International Director for Facing History and Ourselves, Karen Murphy, discusses the role of education in transitional justice. Read more >>

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Light Above Darkness – The Global Struggle for Democracy & Human Rights

Sarah Mendelson serves as deputy assistant administrator for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance

We have a duty to remember those who do not live free and to work tirelessly to ensure that one day they can. Read more >>

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USAID in the News

LGBT Global Development Partners spoke on advancing LGBT equality in developing and emerging market countries on April 8 in Washington. Photo credit: USAID

A review of USAID’s top news highlights for week of April 8, 2013. Read more >>

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