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Why support efforts to abandon Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting?

The same elements that will transform a culture from performing FGM/C on its girl children – the values, and norms that inform the expected and accepted ways that people behave in a culture – will also bring increased acceptance for the use of contraception and information on family planning.

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Masculinity and Violence in Conflict

Why does masculinity devolve into madness in the face of violence? Why is it that we time and time again see a marked increase in the horrific misdeeds committed by men toward women when conflict arises?

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Political Transition Assistance and Prevention of Gender Based Violence

Younger students have participated in a USAID program, based on an understanding that young people are still developing ideas about gender and relationships. Photo Credit: J. Harris, International Medical Corps

She was abandoned as a baby at a rural hospital in Bihar, India. The hospital, at a loss for what to do with an infant girl, gave her away – to a brothel.

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A Thing of the Past

Like Shahida, this woman signed an official agreement following an alternative dispute resolution meeting, which upheld charges of abuse she filed against her husband and assures additional legal action under the Domestic Abuse Act if she suffers violence in the future. Photo by Md. Arif Hossain/USAID Protecting Human Rights Project

USAID is working with the Government of Bangladesh to implement and enforce the Domestic Violence Prevention and Protection Act of 2010.

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USAID Activities Respond to Gender-Based Violence

A group of community health workers being trained to identify and help respond to GBV cases in their community surrounding the Nyamata Health Center; discussion around the importance of gender equality and establishment of one stop centres in Nyamata/Bugesera district. Photo credit: USAID/Rwanda

USAID’s Rwanda Family Health Project is supporting the Ministry of Health in fighting gender-based violence. Read more >>

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Using Photography to Evaluate Project Impact

A young married girl is learning how to use a camera during the first day of a week long Participatory Research Activity using the  Photovoice method. She, along with nine other program participants were asked to use photography to document their lives and the impact the TESFA program had on them. Photo credit: Robin Hayes

Photography helps build confidence and communication skills in girls to speak up about their lives. Read more >>

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R.E.S.P.E.C.T Find Out What It Means To Us

Indonesia Maternal Health

All of us need to respond to promote social justice and improve quality of care. Women’s lives depend on it.

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Access to Water Empowers Women in Morocco’s Middle Atlas

Increased access to water changes women and girls' lives in Morocco. Photo credit: USAID

By working directly with local partners, our assistance is amplified far beyond the water tap. Read more >>

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USAID at UNGA 2013: Day Two

MDG Countdown 2013

A recap of USAID’s participation during, and around, several events at this year’s United Nations General Assembly. Read more >>

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Girls and Women Transforming Societies

Alex Thier is Assistant to the Administrator for Policy, Planning, and Learning

Today’s USAID and UK’s Department for International Development event on Girls and Women Transforming Societies demonstrates the progress we’re making on gender equality and women’s empowerment. Read more >>

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