The lives of more than 1 million Nigerian children and youth have been derailed by violence. USAID is working to give these internally displaced children a chance to continue their education with community based non-formal learning centers.
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Advocating for Sign Language Education as a Human Right
In some parts of the world, being deaf can mean being cut off from education and left without alternative options. USAID is committed to changing that, working to make sure every child can learn, grow and be empowered.
To Fight Extremism, The World Needs To Learn How To Talk To Women
From Iraq to Pakistan to Nigeria, groups like the Islamic State and Boko Haram are winning the war for women’s hearts and minds — and it’s time to stop it.
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.
Breaking Invisible Barriers in the West Bank and Gaza
USAID gender chief Susan Markham shares stories of her recent trip to the West Bank and why improving opportunities for women and girls is the key for a brighter future for all.
5 Million Child Slaves, One Nobel Peace Laureate
On this Universal Children’s Day (November 20), Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Sathyarthi is launching a new campaign to target some of the world’s most vulnerable and exploited children: the estimated 5.5 million child slaves around the world. Through programming to counter trafficking in persons, USAID is supporting organizations on the frontlines of tackling this problem.
You Can’t Save Lives if you Don’t Fight Pneumonia
Achieving Millennium Development Goal 4 – to reduce child mortality by two-thirds by 2015 – will not be realized without better addressing pneumonia, the leading killer in children under 5.
International Day of Democracy: Engaging Young People on Democracy
Young people play a vital role in our efforts to promote resilient, democratic societies. Youth are not only the “leaders of tomorrow,” but a driving force for change today. They often are more willing to take risks and push for democratic change when others have become apathetic, subservient to undemocratic regimes, or are risk averse.
Tomorrow’s Leaders Empowered Today
Many of our USAID missions around the world, often in post-conflict arenas, are working diligently to empower youth so they can serve as leaders in their communities.