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From Haiti to Kenya – Honoring the Wisdom & Contributions of Moms

A woman and her baby. Photo Credit: Adriane Ohanesian

Mother’s Day provides a special opportunity for us to reflect on the role moms play in our lives and in the lives of people around the world. Read more >>

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The Power of Mobile to Improve Women’s Health

Mother with a mobile phone. Photo credit: VillageReach

Mobile technology has made possible innovative new ways to deliver health information and services. Read more >>

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Education: The Most Powerful Weapon for Changing the World

School girls in Sana’a gather for their lesson.

Education is the key to eliminating gender inequality, to reducing poverty, to creating a sustainable planet, to preventing needless deaths and illness, and to fostering peace. Read more >>

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Educate Girls, Develop Nations

A young female student in Alma Village, southern Ethiopia. Photo credit: Susan Liebold

Education is a silver bullet for empowering women and girls worldwide. Read more >>

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Securing a Better Future Means Knowing Your Past

Jean Geran, Founder & President, Each Inc. Photo credit: Jean Geran

As we celebrate Women’s History Month, I think about the millions of women and girls who hold up half the sky but feel invisible and trapped due to poverty, illiteracy, disease, abuse and other forms of marginalization and deprivation

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Video of the Week: Empowering Women in Haiti


The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), with partner Heartland Alliance International has been strengthening the leadership of grassroots women in Haiti to engage in and advocate for redevelopment with the vision of a country where women participate in home, public and economic life free from the threat of harassment and violence. Over the […]

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Title IX creates Opportunities for Women in Sports and Development

When Title IX was enacted, I was just six years old and had no idea how this one piece of legislation ensuring equal rights for women in sport and education would impact me and millions of girls over the next four decades. Having equal access to participate in athletics did far more than just pay […]

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Leveling the Playing Field

This year marks the 40th Anniversary of Title IX, and four decades later conversations related to gender equity no longer focus on women just participating in sports but now increasingly are on the fact that sport in and of itself can achieve gender equity. In communities throughout the world from Kenya to Egypt, Afghanistan to […]

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Nothing about us without us.

One year ago—on the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day—we committed to updating a 30-year-old policy on women in development and provide new guidance for how to better integrate gender equality and female empowerment initiatives across our work. We also promised to develop new indicators and evaluation systems to accurately measure the impact of our […]

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Inclusive Development: USAID’s New Gender Equality and Female Empowerment Policy

As posted on the White House Blog There are moments that make you proud. Proud to work in an Administration led by President Obama and Secretary Clinton who have made gender equality a top priority.  Last week was one of those times. Last year USAID Administrator Shah and I established a task team to craft […]

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