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Overcoming the Stigma of Gender-Based Violence

Nusrat Bibi, an acid burn survivor, takes photographs during a field trip for a photography workshop. / Diego Sanchez, USAID

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.

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Sharing the Land: Using Mapping Technology to Resolve Disputes

Sharing the Land Project Manager Archip Lobo (far right) with team member Ali (center) in Beni, Democratic Republic of the Congo. / Christina Mukongoma

University students in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are building a database on land ownership, hoping it will lead to a more peaceful future.

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The Power of the Classroom

Girl students at Shalom Community School, Lusaka, Zambia

Girls in many parts of Africa face extraordinary obstacles to get an education. However, Senior Gender Coordinator for USAID, Susan Markham, explains the almost immeasurable value that such an opportunity can provide.

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Photo of the Week: Learning How to Read

Students are learning to read through new learning techniques at USAID-supported Kakila Primary School in the DRC. Read more >>

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A Promise Renewed: A Great Global Ambition and Every Father’s Dream

We have an unprecedented opportunity to virtually end preventable child death. Read more >>

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A Good Place to Start to Improve Schools

A capacity-building program sponsored by USAID is helping local leaders, both men and women, take responsibility for their school. Read more >>

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USAID Brings New Communications Options to Remote Communities in Northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

In late April, residents across the Democratic Republic of the Congo were pleasantly surprised to receive phone calls from friends and relatives living in the remote northeastern corner of the country – for the first time. Read more >>

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Catching Mosquitoes, Not Fish: Returning Bed Nets to their Proper Use in the DRC

In the DRC, where only five percent of pregnant women receive proper preventive malaria therapy, and malaria accounts for nearly 40 percent of child deaths, prevention is a critical priority. Read more >>

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Non-hormonal Methods of Contraception Meet Need in DRC

USAID programs have worked to meet the needs of women in the DRC by expanding access to a wide range of family planning choices Read more >>

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Separating Children from Armed Groups in the DRC

Since 2011, USAID, UNICEF and local partners’ child protection work with UNICEF has separated over 1,100 children from armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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