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Mujeres Adelante: Leading Change Against Violence

"Mujeres Adelante" participants. Photo credit: State Department

USAID joins the U.S. commitment to prevent, and respond to, gender-based violence and advance gender equality and women’s empowerment. Read more >>

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First @StateDept Tweetup Spotlights International Women of Courage

On March 8, 2013, nine women received the International Women of Courage Award,  for their service in women's rights and empowerment. Photo credit: State Department

On March 8, Secretary of State John Kerry honored nine extraordinary women with the Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award Read more >>

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FrontLines Feature: In Old Kenyan Town, It’s No Longer Just ‘Old Wise Men’

Parakuo Naimodu, center, graduates from the Justice Project training, with Caroline Lentupuru, a gender resource specialist with Landesa, at right. Photo Credit: Deborah Espinosa

With the groundbreaking election of 11 female village elders, a USAID-backed pilot project seeks more equitable governance and protection of women’s assets. Read more >>

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Nobel Peace Laureates Awarded for their Work in Promoting Women’s Rights and Peace

I was thrilled to learn that this year’s Nobel Peace Prize winners Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian activist Leymah Gbowee, and Yemeni leader Tawakkul Karman. President Johnson Sirleaf, Gbowee and Karman were announced as recipients of the prize today by the Norwegian Nobel Committee in Oslo. They were honored for “their non-violent struggle for […]

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One Man Can

Men play a central role in eliminating gender-based violence. Read more >>

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