Recent Site Articles
Celebrating Women and Girls during Women’s History Month
by Marita Eibl on 29th March 2017
To eliminate poverty and reduce reliance on development dollars, we need to empower women and girls. Gender equality isn’t just a women’s issue—it’s everyone’s issue.
Partnering to Improve Women’s Lives in Bangladesh
by Kristen Byrne on 7th March 2017
On International Women’s Day, USAID recognizes a joint mission with the U.S. Pacific Command to repair devastating childbirth injuries and improve the lives of women in the Asia-Pacific.
Empowering Vulnerable Communities in Cambodia
by Tizeta Wodajo and Jessica Benton Cooney on 20th February 2017
In commemoration of World Day of Social Justice, meet Latt Kay, who was inspired to fight for the same social justice his family was denied, and is now leading efforts to empower vulnerable or marginalized rural communities that have been affected by land rights violations in Cambodia.
Putting Cranes Back to Work
by Mirjana Vukša Zavišić, in collaboration with Strahinja Mitrovski. on 24th January 2017
In Serbia USAID worked with the Ministry of Construction to reform construction permitting. A reform so profound, that five years ago, few people believed it possible.
“Localize It”: A Voice from the Field
by Souley Wade on 20th January 2017
James Zumwalt, U.S. Ambassador to Senegal, stands with Ibrahima Sall, the founder of Coumba Nor Thiam, a medium-sized rice milling
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Digital Health: Moving from Silos to Systems
by Ann Mei Chang and Jennifer Adams on 13th December 2016
USAID is committed to leveraging digital tools to achieve better health outcomes. A new funding mechanism seeks to harness innovation and expertise to foster systemic change. Here is the vision moving forward.
Keeping it Local: One Youth Leader Who Is Fighting Corruption in Ukraine
by Natalya Yakymchuk on 9th December 2016
On Anti-Corruption Day, learn how Taras Sluchyk became a passionate and engaged leader at the national level, gathering citizens and political and civic activists across Ukraine to join efforts against corruption. USAID continues to build on Taras’ progress in Ukraine, bringing communities together to reduce opportunities and incentives for corruption and create a common vision of a democratic future.
Overcoming the Stigma of Gender-Based Violence
by Charles North on 9th December 2016
USAID has partnered with NGOs, faith-based programs, and host governments in more than 40 countries to increase awareness of the scope and impact of gender-based violence, improve services for survivor, and strengthen prevention efforts. Read on for stories about how survivors fight the stigma.
When Violence Is Not the Exception
by Katherine Kemp on 28th November 2016
In India, rape is the fastest growing crime. According to the country’s National Crime Records Bureau, every 29 minutes, a woman is raped; and every nine minutes, a case of cruelty at the hands of a husband or relative occurs. Gender-based violence (GBV) is widespread. It threatens the health, freedom and security of victims and yet remains largely hidden by a culture of silence. USAID, however, is working to change these statistics.
Raising Trans Visibility – On Paper, In Person, Online
by Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice on 15th November 2016
On Transgender Day of Remembrance we reflect on the lives lost to transphobia, but we also find hope in the organizations and individuals who are fighting for trans rights. Through the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, USAID is proud to help trans rights defenders through CommsLabs.