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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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Saving & Empowering Lives through Clean Cooking Innovation

Example of a pine needle powered cook stove. Photo credit: USAID

The seemingly simple act of cooking a meal is responsible for 4 million deaths each year. 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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Building A More Tolerant, Inclusive World

David N. Cicilline is a member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives. Photo credit:

The challenges that USAID addresses – global health, access to food and water, education, and economic growth – cannot be fully met unless we are honoring basic human rights.

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Saving Mothers, Giving Life

Mother and Child Uganda 9 21 12

Imagine that you are a young woman who is pregnant, lives in a remote location far from a hospital, and you have a husband and mother-in law who think giving birth at home with an untrained attendant will suffice. Read more >>

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USAID @ UNGA: Malaria Efforts Are on Track to Meet to Reduce Malaria Deaths to Near Zero by 2015

By Rear Adm. (ret) Tim Ziemer, U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator Prominent leaders in global health and development joined several African heads of state yesterday to announce new commitments to accelerate progress toward ending deaths from malaria, a disease that claims the lives of more than 850,000 Africans each year. Participants included: Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda […]

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