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.
Tag archives for Gender
16 Days: Making Schools Safe Everywhere For Students Anywhere
USAID is committed to preventing, reducing and responding to gender-based violence, especially in schools. We’re highlighting heroes who are helping to ensure kids around the world have access to a safe, quality education.
To Fight Extremism, The World Needs To Learn How To Talk To Women
From Iraq to Pakistan to Nigeria, groups like the Islamic State and Boko Haram are winning the war for women’s hearts and minds — and it’s time to stop it.
Slam Dunk: Empowering African Women Through Sports
Astou Ndiaye came from humble beginnings to the world of basketball, from living with 20
siblings in her native Senegal to making a name for herself in the WNBA. In the process, she became strong, confident and dedicated–she now hopes USAID sports programs can help youth achieve the same.
Breaking Invisible Barriers in the West Bank and Gaza
USAID gender chief Susan Markham shares stories of her recent trip to the West Bank and why improving opportunities for women and girls is the key for a brighter future for all.
The Intersection of HIV/AIDS and Gender-Based Violence: A Critical Connection
This week we mark World AIDS Day. Appropriately, it occurs during the Sixteen Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. Though not always self-evident, the connection is clear.
How Gender Analyses Shaped the Future of Microbicides
Three key takeaways: USAID-supported gender analyses in South Africa and Kenya zero in on the best ways to effectively introduce microbicides, an HIV prevention method that women can control.
Maintaining Women’s Potential in Yemen
“The women of Yemen should never again be relegated as second class citizens.”-Attendee of the New Voices of Yemen Dinner, March 3, 2014 This was the heart of the messaging from the New Voices of Yemen: Women Leaders Dinner I attended on my second evening in the country’s capital, Sana’a. These women, a far larger […]
Crafting Economic Empowerment for Women in North Lebanon
North Lebanon, an area that has seen a large influx of Syrian refugees, had already been facing many economic challenges, most notably loss of income due to scarce employment opportunities. USAID has intensified efforts in this region to help Lebanese communities hosting Syrian refugees through targeted assistance.
Women are Women: Responding to the Health Needs of Female Sex Workers
Mpiluka’s story is not uncommon, and reveals the complex intersection of violence, reproductive health, and HIV faced by sex workers around the world