Gender Equality & Social Inclusion

Sarah’s Season of Growth: Forging a Path Out of Poverty

As a farmer, Sarah Ben understands there is a season for everything. Even so, she has known more than her fair share of loss—from the …

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CREATE Program in Yemen Empowers Youth to Challenge Themselves

By Asmaa Uqba, Reporting & Communications Officer, Global Communities Yemen During my visits to the Vocational Training institute, I encountered some trainees that caught my …

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Becoming Babli: Young Widow Finds Purpose Empowering Women of Bihar, India

When Babli Devi was 15 years old, she had dreams of becoming a journalist. Instead, she became a bride. Like many adolescent girls and young …

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Balancing the Balance: International Women’s Day 2019

By Betty Adera, CoP DREAMS Program International Women’s Day is here again and I face it with a lot of nostalgia. The global theme for …

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An Impressive Visit to the Igihozo Integrated Model Early Childhood Development (ECD) Center

By Malaika Neumann, Communications and Outreach Manager, USAID/Twiyubake Program Download PDF of this story here. Children and parents at the USAID Twiyubake-supported Igihozo integrated model …

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Paying Success Forward, One Book at a Time

Kimmy Brooke understands firsthand how a network of empowered women can change a life. Before she became a successful entrepreneur, author and leadership coach, Brooke …

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Meet Mildred Kalufyanya, PCI Changemaker

Growing up, Mildred Kalufyanya used to imagine becoming a journalist like her father. An unexpected turn of events changed that plan, but Mildred’s work still …

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Empower Women with Every Purchase at Speciality Boutique in San Diego

By Marielena Castellanos Alma Rosa Sandoval smiles when she recalls coming to the U.S. from Chihuahua, Mexico, when she was 23 years old. The mother …

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Graduates Empowered to Set a New Pace for Women in Guatemala

Just over a year ago, Julia Xec could not read or write. But last week marked the start of a new chapter in her life. …

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Critical Health Services for Young Women and Girls in Nairobi

Critical Health Services for Young Women and Girls: DREAMS Opens First Wellness Centre in Nairobi Settlement By Betty Adera, DREAMS Chief of Party, Nairobi One …

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Never Too Early to Learn: Engaging Parents as Teachers in Tanzania

For years, Juma Mazaba Motoka has confidently served as the head of a small sub-village in Tanzania. But only recently did the 40-year-old father come …

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Creating Safe Spaces for Adolescent Girls and Young Women

Creating Safe Spaces for Adolescent Girls and Young Women View the photo essay below below or on Exposure here.

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Global Communities in Yemen

Global Communities in Yemen Global Communities has been working in Yemen since 2004 helping to empower young people and improve the educational system, as well …

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Community-Driven Development Methods for South Sudan: Key Findings and Recommendations

Community-Driven Development Methods for South Sudan: Key Findings and Recommendations The USAID Promoting Resilience through Ongoing Participatory Engagement and Learning (PROPEL) program was designed to …

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Breaking the Glass Ceiling in Ghana

Breaking the Glass Ceiling in Ghana How one program is changing incentives to help women enter non-traditional occupations By Karla Yoder, Economic Development and Workforce …

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Why We Need to Talk about Men on International Women’s Day

Why We Need to Talk about Men on International Women’s Day By Betty Adera, Chief of Party for Global Communities’ DREAMS Initiative in Kenya  |  This …

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Global Communities’ Programs in South Sudan

Community-driven Development for More Resilient Communities Funded by USAID, the Promoting Resiliency through Ongoing Participatory Engagement and Learning (PROPEL) program employed a locally-driven, learning-focused approach to …

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Kenyan Men Join the Fight Against Gender-Based Violence

Kenyan Men Join the Fight Against Gender-Based Violence In the slums of Nairobi, male ‘agents of change’ are teaching men and boys how to prevent …

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