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.
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IWD 2014: An AIDS Vaccine as a Force for Women’s Equality
We’ve come a long way in 104 years of marking International Women’s Day. But far too many women remain left behind in far too many parts of the world. In Africa, a vicious cycle of HIV and AIDS and gender inequity continues to thwart women’s hopes for a healthy and productive life. AIDS is the […]
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 […]
In a Traditional Society, a South Sudanese Woman Becomes a Role Model
In celebration of International Women’s Day, we recognize Athieng Riak Jok, who works as a community gender technical advisor in South Sudan. Read more >>
Guatemala’s 24-Hour Courts: Changing the Way Women Access Justice
To respond to a need for a specialized court for cases related to violence against women in Guatemala, USAID provided technical assistance, training and equipment to operationalize it. Read more >>
Freeing Women from Violence Leads to Healthier Lives
The health sector can play a vital role in preventing gender-based violence. Read more >>
Raising the Bar: Combatting Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies
This year’s International Women’s Day theme is “A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women”. Read more >>
In Her Own Words: A Malian entrepreneur is given the tools to grow
I have always believed that better tools give better results. For many years, farmers in West Africa have been struggling with low yields because good-quality seeds are not easily available. Most people need a little convincing to upgrade, especially when they are used to a certain way of doing things. In Africa, the majority of […]
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 […]