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Leadership at USAID Q&A: Susan Markham Shares Why Gender Equality Matters

As USAID’s senior coordinator for gender equality and women’s empowerment, Susan advocates for the inclusion of issues affecting women and families into development work. A women and her children prepare food for dinner in the Aldoosh Village in Yemen with food provided through a USAID program. / Mercy Corps

In this Impact Blog series, we talk with leaders at USAID to learn about the work they are doing and why it matters – both for the Agency and for the development community as a whole.

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If You ‘Let Girls Learn,’ You Save Lives Too

How does giving girls a proper education impact their health and well-being? Education is essential to fight poverty and all its corollaries: hunger, disease, resource degradation, exploitation and despair. In low-income countries, mothers who have completed primary school are more likely to seek appropriate health care for their children. A child born to a literate mother is 50 percent more likely to survive past the age of 5.

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Want to empower women in agriculture? Use technology.

It’s very difficult to effectively manage responsibilities if you have neither the authority over nor access to the required skills, networks, resources, or decision-making power needed to complete critical tasks. Yet, that is the situation women in Tanzania’s agricultural sector face. According to research from the World Bank, women form the majority of Tanzania’s agriculture […]

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Transforming Gender Norms and Ending Child Marriage: The Role of Boys

A young girl. Photo Credit: Kendra Helmer/USAID

The international community has increasingly recognized child marriage as a violation of girls’ rights, health, and well-being, and efforts to prevent and respond to child marriage have prioritized critical “hot spots” where the practice is particularly grave and widespread.

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Seeking Justice: Implementation through Vital Voices’ Institute Model

We cannot make a difference in women’s lives unless the international community works in concert with foreign national government and grassroots NGOs. Read more >>

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Farmer Field Schools: A Safe Place to Discuss Gender-Based Violence

Gender-based violence affects people everywhere, including the predominantly agrarian rural communities where USAID and its partners work to improve agricultural production.

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A Thing of the Past

USAID is working with the Government of Bangladesh to implement and enforce the Domestic Violence Prevention and Protection Act of 2010.

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USAID Activities Respond to Gender-Based Violence

USAID’s Rwanda Family Health Project is supporting the Ministry of Health in fighting gender-based violence. Read more >>

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A Courageous Journey

USAID’s Gender Equity Program provides small grants to Pakistani organizations to fund projects that expand access to justice for women. Read more >>

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Using Photography to Evaluate Project Impact

Photography helps build confidence and communication skills in girls to speak up about their lives. Read more >>

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