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Empowering Women to Address Climate Change

Members of the Huruma Women’s Group in Kenya. Photo credit: Photo Credit: Fintrac Inc.

Women often lead the way in adapting to climate change impacts. Read more >>

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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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Why the Arts and Youth Matter for LGBT Global Development

USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah dances with a Family Ayara Youth Foundation dancer in a trip to Bogota, Colombia in April 2013. Photo credit: USAID

Arts and youth play a key role in international development. Read more >>

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Expanding Access and Choice for Family Planning

Women gather at a health post in Ethiopia. USAID trains and supports health extension workers across Ethiopia's health system in the most populous regions of the country. Photo credit: Nena Terrell, USAID Ethiopia

Women deserve family planning options that are “full access, full choice.” Read more >>

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From the Field in Madagascar: USAID Food Security Program Improves Livelihoods

Philomène (4th from left) volunteered to keep the VSL association’s books
Photo credit: CARE International/Madagascar

As part of USAID’s 52nd birthday celebration, USAID/Madagascar shares a story of one woman who has benefited from a food security project.

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MCHIP Spurs Action to Protect Women from Excessive Bleeding After Childbirth

Women waiting for newborn care at a nursery. Photo credit: MCHIP

Excessive bleeding after birth is easily preventable with lifesaving drugs, yet it is the largest killer of women giving birth. Can a cutting-edge tool for estimating the number of women receiving these drugs help to halt these senseless deaths? Read more >>

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USAID in the News

Food distribution in Haiti. Photo credit:  Osterman

USAID news highlights during week of October 21, 2013. Read more >>

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Knowledge-Sharing in MHealth is Critical to Providing Life-Saving Solutions for Moms

Participants looking pleased with access to health information on their mobile phones. Photo credit: Living Goods

In order for mobile to be scaled to address health issues, global communities must come together to openly share lessons learned Read more >>

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Meeting the President: How the United States is Helping Women Farmers in Senegal

Anna Gaye prepares to demonstrate rice milling to President Obama in Senegal in June 2013. Photo credit: Stephane Tourné

A female rice farmer reflects on President Obama’s visit to the agricultural technology marketplace in Senegal during June 2013. Read more >>

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Family Planning Improves and Saves Lives

A community health worker in Malawi counsels a woman on her family planning options at a gathering place in her community. USAID works in more than 45 countries around the globe to increase access to family planning information and services for all who want them. Photo credit: Liz Bayer

Today, World Contraception Day, draws attention to the fact that more than 222 million women in the developing world say they want to delay or avoid pregnancy but are not using a modern method of contraception. Read more >>

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