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The Helms Amendment Hurts Women and Undermines U.S. Development Efforts Around the World

(0) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 6:12 PM

In August, President Obama will welcome leaders from across the African continent to Washington, DC, for a three-day Africa Leaders Summit, the first such event of its kind to be hosted by the U.S., though China, Japan, India, and the EU have held similar summits with African heads of state....

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In the World We Want, Nigerian Girls Can Go to School Without Fearing for Their Lives

(0) Comments | Posted May 12, 2014 | 5:24 PM

Nigerians and people around the world are increasingly demanding the safe return of more than 200 schoolgirls who are still missing after militant extremists from the group Boko Haram staged a mass kidnapping in the northern region of the country. The situation does not seem to be getting any better....

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On International Women's Day, Let's Empower Young People

(0) Comments | Posted March 8, 2013 | 3:45 PM

March 8 is International Women's Day, and as advocates from around the world gather at UN headquarters for the annual Commission on the Status of Women meeting, I am reminded that around the world the fight for equality continues.

From Philadelphia to Nigeria, in each of the countries where...

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No Matter Who They Are, No Matter Where They Live

(1) Comments | Posted February 25, 2013 | 3:00 PM

As Black History Month draws to a close, I find myself reflecting on the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his lifelong quest for justice and equality for black people in America. The part of his "I Have a Dream" speech that moves me the most is the...

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Working Toward A Generation Without AIDS

(2) Comments | Posted December 1, 2011 | 6:06 PM

World AIDS Day is a time for somber commemoration of those lost to the pandemic, but this December 1 is also a moment for celebration and hope. The death toll from HIV is falling worldwide, according to new figures from UNAIDS. The pace of new infections has slowed by

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