To eliminate poverty and reduce reliance on development dollars, we need to empower women and girls. Gender equality isn’t just a women’s issue—it’s everyone’s issue.
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Family Planning for the World’s Youth Promotes Peace, Health and Prosperity
With close to 600 million girls growing up in developing countries, achieving global prosperity starts with educating and empowering these young women so they can be healthy, productive members of their communities and become agents of change. This year’s World Population Day encourages us to “Invest in Teenage Girls.” Voluntary family planning is one tool […]
Overcoming the Stigma of Disability Across the Globe
This year, Americans celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Let’s take a moment to recognize the impact of USAID’s inclusive education and youth workforce development programs in other parts of the world.
Towards a New Global Education Agenda
This week in South Korea, education takes center stage on the global policy agenda as education leaders gather for the World Education Forum. USAID will work with partner countries to develop a new action plan for education.
Meeting the Needs of Children and Adolescents Who Have Experienced Sexual Violence
The stories of many young women’s courage epitomize the struggle to achieve an AIDS-free generation. Read more >>
Ensuring Access to Reproductive Health for All
On World Population Day, USAID joins the global community in raising awareness on the issue of adolescent pregnancy. Read more >>
Mujeres Adelante: Leading Change Against Violence
USAID joins the U.S. commitment to prevent, and respond to, gender-based violence and advance gender equality and women’s empowerment. Read more >>
Women Deliver: Bold Visions for Women’s and Girls’ Health and Rights
I’ve just returned from an inspiring and thought-provoking week in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where leaders and advocates from 149 countries gathered for the Women Deliver 2013 conference. Read more >>
How the Future of Women & Girls is Tied to Water
Almost 800 million people in the world today lack access to clean water. Africa and the Middle East are the most water scarce regions in the world. Three hundred million people in Sub-Saharan Africa live in water-scarce environments and every year the number of people under water stress grows larger and larger.
More than 30,000 Fistula Repair Surgeries Supported by USAID
USAID commemorates today’s first-ever International Day to End Obstetric Fistula by celebrating a milestone in global maternal health. Read more >>