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USAID in the News

A review of USAID’s top news highlights for week of March 11, 2013. Read more >>

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A Time for Action and Working Together to Improve Women’s Lives

This past week, Administrator Rajiv Shah traveled to India and Burma with a full agenda, including having discussions with a group of courageous women advocates to discuss gender-based violence. Read more >>

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Shoulder to Shoulder: Delivering Real Results for Women and Girls

Yesterday USAID was proud to host the International Women of Courage awardees. Read more >>

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Guatemala’s 24-Hour Courts: Changing the Way Women Access Justice

To respond to a need for a specialized court for cases related to violence against women in Guatemala, USAID provided technical assistance, training and equipment to operationalize it. Read more >>

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Freeing Women from Violence Leads to Healthier Lives

The health sector can play a vital role in preventing gender-based violence. Read more >>

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Raising the Bar: Combatting Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies

This year’s International Women’s Day theme is “A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women”. Read more >>

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Seeking Justice: Investigating and Prosecuting Gender-Based Violence

This year has seen the continued prevalence of widespread and devastating gender-based attacks on women and girls around the world Read more >>

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16 Day Challenge: Keeping International Workers Safe: Preventing and Responding to Gender-based Violence

The sexual assault of the journalists Lara Logan, Mona Eltahawy, and two unnamed British and French journalists in Egypt, shocked the world and brought the issue of gender-based violence (GBV) against Westerners working in the developing world to the forefront. Read more >>

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16 Day Challenge: Invisible Women: Violence Against Women with Disabilities

Today is Day 9 of our 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. There are over a billion people with disabilities on the planet. Approximately half of them are women with disabilities. They are grandmothers, mothers, partners, lovers and sisters. They are seldom seen in market places, the fields, the classrooms, at the health clinics or […]

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16 Day Challenge: Let’s Eliminate Gender Violence

One young rape survivor in a camp for the internally displaced in Goma, a city in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is one of the strongest people I have met since joining USAID as Senior Coordinator. Read more >>

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