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Young Storytellers and the Power of Literacy

Rwanda Literacy Week celebrated reading and writing across the country. / Jonathan Padway, USAID

In Rwanda, a land with an oral history as rich and beautiful as the hills that roll across it, one tale is special. The story “Old Woman and a Hyena” was written by an 11-year-old boy who won a USAID-supported national writing competition.

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Politically Smart Development


Earlier this month, Tony Blair, Patron of the Africa Governance Initiative, set out the case for politically smart and locally led aid which means identifying and working on reforms that political leaders really care about. By taking this politically realistic approach, we believe aid will be more effective and so will governments in developing countries.

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USAID Activities Respond to Gender-Based Violence

A group of community health workers being trained to identify and help respond to GBV cases in their community surrounding the Nyamata Health Center; discussion around the importance of gender equality and establishment of one stop centres in Nyamata/Bugesera district. Photo credit: USAID/Rwanda

USAID’s Rwanda Family Health Project is supporting the Ministry of Health in fighting gender-based violence. Read more >>

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Girls and Women Transforming Societies

Alex Thier is Assistant to the Administrator for Policy, Planning, and Learning

Today’s USAID and UK’s Department for International Development event on Girls and Women Transforming Societies demonstrates the progress we’re making on gender equality and women’s empowerment. Read more >>

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Creating Partners in Conservation in Rwanda

Dr. Jane Goodall in Nyungwe. Photo Credit: USAID

Tucked in the corner of southwestern Rwanda, along the borders of Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo and about four hours outside of Rwanda’s capital city is one of the most beautiful places in the world, Nyungwe Forest National Park.

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Inspiration for the Journey to an HIV Vaccine

An HIV-positive child at the Muranga District Hospital in Kenya waiting for treatment. Photo credit: Casey Kelbaugh, International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs, Columbia University School of Public Health

All the evidence today suggests that, if we persevere, it is just a matter of time before HIV vaccines become available. 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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Recording in Progress: Audio Boosts Volume of Education Materials in Rwanda

Billy Niyingabiye, age 11, records a math lesson for primary grades classrooms in Rwanda. Photo credit: William Hirtle, EDC

This year, 90 primary schools in Rwanda will receive first- and second-grade materials for English, Kinyarwanda and math. Read more >>

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WWE Divas Help Refugees in Rwanda Fight Malaria

WWE Divas  Alicia Fox and Natalya Fox during their visit to Rwanda. They helped distribute bed nets to mothers and families, and visited health clinics and youth centers at the camps. Photo credit: Craig Ambrosio, WWE

Recently, WWE Divas Alicia and Natalya Fox, along with the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign, visited Rwanda to meet mothers and children fighting malaria. Read more >>

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Can Transitional Justice Prevent Conflicts?

Cyanne Loyle is Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies at West Virginia University. Photo credit: West Virginia University

In 2011, President Obama launched the Presidential Studies Directive on Mass Atrocities, or PSD-10, a ground-breaking call for all major U.S. government agencies to engage on the issue of preventing mass atrocities and genocide worldwide. Read more >>

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