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Tag archives for Gender violence

Women are Women: Responding to the Health Needs of Female Sex Workers

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Mpiluka’s story is not uncommon, and reveals the complex intersection of violence, reproductive health, and HIV faced by sex workers around the world

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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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16 Day Challenge: Preventing Violence Against Children and Women

The science is clear – childhood experiences shape adult outcomes, including long-term health, cognitive development, academic achievement Read more >>

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Combating Human Trafficking

As part of USAID’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence we wanted to share with you some information on an issue that the Congressional Women’s Caucus has been working on diligently to end across the globe: human trafficking. According to Department of State estimates, roughly 800,000 people are trafficked across borders each year. If […]

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16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence: What Do You Know About Gender Based Violence?

As USAID launches its observance of the annual 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence (November 25th-December 10th), we hope to dispel myths. We want everyone to understand that gender based violence is more than simple physical violence. We want our whole community to appreciate the fact that men are a significant share of the […]

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Saving Seca – Protecting Victims of Trafficking

USAID joins the global community in condemning human trafficking and finding ways to stop traffickers and better assist victims. Read more >>

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Women Leaders Combating Violence Against Women in India

USAID is empowering women through advocacy and policy efforts that focus on preventing violence against women, affronts to the dignity of the girl child, and child marriage. Read more >>

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Promoting Evidence and Action for Respectful Care at Birth

A new USAID-funded report, “Exploring Evidence and Action for Respectful Care at Birth,” presents evidence of abuse of women during childbirth. Read more >>

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The Straight Facts: The Plight of Women

Women around the globe should be celebrated for their extraordinary contributions in all areas of society. Read more >>

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The Freakonomics of “The Girl Effect”

How might a girl change the course of humanity? Read more >>

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