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IWD 2014: An AIDS Vaccine as a Force for Women’s Equality

We’ve come a long way in 104 years of marking International Women’s Day. But far too many women remain left behind in far too many parts of the world. In Africa, a vicious cycle of HIV and AIDS and gender inequity continues to thwart women’s hopes for a healthy and productive life. AIDS is the […]

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Want to empower women in agriculture? Use technology.

It’s very difficult to effectively manage responsibilities if you have neither the authority over nor access to the required skills, networks, resources, or decision-making power needed to complete critical tasks. Yet, that is the situation women in Tanzania’s agricultural sector face. According to research from the World Bank, women form the majority of Tanzania’s agriculture […]

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USAID in the News

USAID celebrates International Women's Day. Photo credit: USAID

A review of USAID’s top news highlights for week of March 11, 2013. Read more >>

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A Time for Action and Working Together to Improve Women’s Lives

In 2012 alone, Dr. Aye Aye Mu, who is part of USAID's SUN Quality Health clinics in Burma, conducted over 5,000 reproductive health consultations, diagnosed and treated 107 pneumonia cases, diagnosed and treated 243 tuberculosis cases with a treatment success rate of over 80 percent. Photo credit: Richard Nyberg, USAID

This past week, Administrator Rajiv Shah traveled to India and Burma with a full agenda, including having discussions with a group of courageous women advocates to discuss gender-based violence. Read more >>

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Shoulder to Shoulder: Delivering Real Results for Women and Girls

USAID staff host International Women of Courage Awardees. Back row, from left: Fartuun Adan, Somalia; Summer Lopez, USAID; Franklin Moore, USAID; Beth Hogan, USAID; Ambassador Donald Steinberg, USAID; Kathleen Campbell, USAID; Amber Ussery, USAID; Front row, from left: Dr. Josephine Odumakin, Nigeria; Roberta Mahoney, USAID; Julieta Castellanos, Honduras; Sarah Mendelson, USAID; Malalai Bahaduri, Afghanistan; Yelena Milashena, Russia, Key Freeman, USAID. Photo credit: Pat Adams, USAID

Yesterday USAID was proud to host the International Women of Courage awardees. Read more >>

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In a Traditional Society, a South Sudanese Woman Becomes a Role Model

Athieng Riak Jok, gender technical advisor with the USAID-funded Jonglei Food security Program in South Sudan. Photo credit: Catholic Relief Services

In celebration of International Women’s Day, we recognize Athieng Riak Jok, who works as a community gender technical advisor in South Sudan. Read more >>

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Guatemala’s 24-Hour Courts: Changing the Way Women Access Justice

Deputy Administrator Donald Steinberg (far left) and Guatemalan Attorney General Claudia Paz (center) visit the 24-hour Femicide Court in Gerona in October 2012. Photo credit: USAID files

To respond to a need for a specialized court for cases related to violence against women in Guatemala, USAID provided technical assistance, training and equipment to operationalize it. Read more >>

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Freeing Women from Violence Leads to Healthier Lives

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The health sector can play a vital role in preventing gender-based violence. Read more >>

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Raising the Bar: Combatting Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies

Ethiopia, October 2010.  Photo credit: Jane Strachan, USAID

This year’s International Women’s Day theme is “A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women”. Read more >>

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Leveling the Playing Field

This year marks the 40th Anniversary of Title IX, and four decades later conversations related to gender equity no longer focus on women just participating in sports but now increasingly are on the fact that sport in and of itself can achieve gender equity. In communities throughout the world from Kenya to Egypt, Afghanistan to […]

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