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LGBT Rights in Jamaica: A Conversation with Maurice Tomlinson

Photo of Maurice Tomlinson. Credit: Maurice Tomlinson.

Regina Jun, Gender Advisor for the Bureau of Latin America and the Caribbean, spoke with Maurice Tomlinson, who is an Attorney-at-Law, law lecturer on sexual rights, and HIV/AIDS advocate.

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A New Partnership to Support Colombia’s Coffee Farmers

Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz meets with USAID Administrator Raj Shah on partnership. Photo Credit: Starbucks

Starbucks and USAID embarks on a new public-private partnership to help increase Colombian coffee yields and enhance livelihoods of Colombian farmers. Read more >>

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La Idea Initiative Seeks Entrepreneurs with Business Partnerships in Latin America

Bogota, Colombia is not the only place where La Idea has convened eager entrepreneurs to learn more about its Business Competition. At business advising events it organized throughout the U.S. and Latin America, entrepreneurs have learned about a variety of ways to grow their businesses and partner across borders. Photo credit: La Idea

Last month, La Idea launched the La Idea Business Competition, an opportunity for innovative social entrepreneurs with breakthrough ideas to turn their business visions into reality. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: Feed the Future in Tanzania

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One of the ways USAID is feeding the future in Tanzania is through its MKUKUTA program that aims to reduce the percentage of people living below the food and income poverty lines.

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Youth Win in Central America

Through the A Ganar program, USAID targets at-risk youth like Eddie in fifteen countries across Latin America and the Caribbean, using soccer as a powerful motivator and tool to teach young people important values like respect and responsibility, as well as other vital skills that will help them achieve success as they enter the workforce, pursue their education further, or start their own business.

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LGBT Families at USAID: Integration and Solidarity in Nicaragua

USAID Democracy, Human Rights and Governance officer Jessica Morrison with her wife and newborn daughter. Photo credit: Jessica Morrison/USAID

In 2009, Secretary Clinton announced that the U.S. State Department would extend benefits to the same-sex partners of Foreign Service officers. Although I didn’t officially begin working for USAID until September 2012, I had applied to the agency’s Development Leadership Initiative program that summer and had little idea just how much this and other policy advancements towards […]

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Photo of the Week: Administrator Shah in North Colombia

Raj hugging woman in Colombia

Last week, Administrator Shah met with displaced families in Corozal, Sucre in Northern Colombia at a land titling event, and received a warm “thank you” from one of the community members. Read more >>

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Pounds of Prevention – Focus on Money & Microfinance

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What does having access to savings and credit have to do with disaster risk reduction? In this Pounds of Prevention series, we discuss the important role that financial services play in reducing vulnerability to disasters and facilitating post-disaster recovery. Read more >>

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“American” Values, Global Service

USAID and community members take care of an EARTH biodigester. Photo credit: USAID

A newcomer to USAID/ASHA explores the program’s global impact and partnerships. Read more >>

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Why Women’s Leadership Matters in a Macho World

Volunteers of the Youth Movement Against Violence in Guatemala. Photo credit: Creative Associates

Women in Central America are instrumental to help achieve peace in their communities by bringing diverse perspectives, mobilizing a variety of community actors, and ensuring that all citizens have their security concerns heard. Read more >>

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