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Partnering to Improve Women’s Lives in Bangladesh

Sukuri waits for fistula surgery at Kumundi Hopital in March, 2014. Locked in a cycle of her husband leaving her to remarry and then returning to her, she hopes for the repair of her fistula and a united family. / Amy Fowler, USAID

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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Empowering Women Through a Simple Purse

Zubaida posing with the clean birthing kit. / Ayzh

USAID is committed to improving women and baby’s health during childbirth. Ayzh, supported by the Higher Education Solutions Network, develops low-cost, clean birth kits designed to meet the unique needs of women in low-resource settings.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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USAID in the News

A review of USAID’s top news highlights for week of March 11, 2013. Read more >>

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A Time for Action and Working Together to Improve Women’s Lives

This past week, Administrator Rajiv Shah traveled to India and Burma with a full agenda, including having discussions with a group of courageous women advocates to discuss gender-based violence. Read more >>

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Shoulder to Shoulder: Delivering Real Results for Women and Girls

Yesterday USAID was proud to host the International Women of Courage awardees. Read more >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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Freeing Women from Violence Leads to Healthier Lives

The health sector can play a vital role in preventing gender-based violence. Read more >>

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