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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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From the Field in Pakistan: The Cattle Whisperer

Livestock extension worker Bushra Yasmeen poses in her clinic in Pir Mahal in Pakistan’s Punjab province. Bushra received training and basic supplies from USAID’s Dairy Project 
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In rural areas of Pakistan, USAID is improving animal health-care services in 1,500 villages in the Punjab by providing support and guidance to women. Read more >>

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Vocational Courses Give Economic Empowerment to Women of Georgia

Iveta Tskhovrebashvili. Photo credit: USAID/Georgia

From our Mission of the Month: Georgia, learn how a USAID-supported project empowers women to acquire training that allows them to contribute to their family incomes. Read more >>

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International Day of Democracy: Strengthening Citizen Voices

A group of Kenyan youth marching for peace before the general elections in March 2013. Photo credit: USAID/Kenya

USAID celebrates International Day of Democracy, which was on September 15. Read more >>

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Why Strong Land Rights Advance Food Security

A woman on a cassava farm at Cauca, Colombia. Clear and defined property rights empower farmers to make better economic decisions with their land, avoid land conflicts or illegal land grabs, and enable them to look into long-term resource management and sustainability practices. Photo credit: Neil Palmer/CIAT/CC BY-SA

In order to continue the momentum to make hunger, undernutrition and extreme poverty permanently a thing of our past, we must work with governments to help them develop secure property rights for farmers — both large and small-scale. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: Empowering Women Through Horticultural Innovations

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Meet some of the Bangladesh women farmers that have benefited from innovative agriculture training. Read more >>

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Preparing Youth for Employment

Women in Mali using "Stepping Stone." Photo credit: EDC

Guest blogger from Education Development Center discusses how youth in Mali are prepared for employed, armed with literacy and numeracy skills. Read more >>

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Photo of the Week: Market Linkages in Bangladesh

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USAID has worked with the Government of Bangladesh and local communities to better manage and conserve Bangladesh’s natural resources and biodiversity since 1998. Read more >>

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HIV+ and Pregnant: A Deadly Combination?

A couple from Nigeria holds their 5-month-old HIV-negative baby. Photo credit: Deidre Schoo, International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs, Columbia University School of Public Health

According to new estimates, HIV-positive pregnant women had 8 times the risk of death during pregnancy than HIV-negative pregnant women. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: USAID Launches “Promote” a New Initiative to Benefit Afghan Women

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Last week, Administrator Shah at the United States Insittute for Peace, launched a five-year program targeting the education, promotion, and training of a new generation of Afghan women, aged 18-30.

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