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USAID in Russia: A Celebration of Partnership

Carol Peasley | Posted 12.16.2012 | World
Carol Peasley

Everything USAID did in Russia was done in partnership with Russian organizations and people. This spirit of partnership also helped to enhance the voices and contributions of Russians as they sought to solve problems, community by community.

Season Opener for Reproductive Health

Carol Peasley | Posted 12.01.2011 | Women
Carol Peasley

Let us all hope that the first falling leaves and signs of optimism emerging from FedEx Field don't encourage our lawmakers to once again make international family planning a political football.

Non-Traditional Ways of Educating Girls Are Succeeding

Tamar Abrams | Posted 05.26.2011 | Impact
Tamar Abrams

As the centennial of International Women's Day nears, it is worth noting that 101 million children around the world do not attend primary school, and girls are disproportionately represented in this appalling figure.

Women Meet in Jakarta to Harness Their Economic Power

Tamar Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tamar Abrams

In a meeting room surrounded by lush tropical landscaping, 20 women from Southeast Asia are meeting in Jakarta to develop their leadership, management and advocacy skills.

Empowering the Voices of Women to Achieve the MDG's

Carol Peasley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Carol Peasley

Investing in girls and women should also be a means of empowering them and putting them at the center of the development debate. They should be at the table when political leaders and donors define how new funds will be allocated.

Lessons from the International AIDS Conference - Every Woman a Leader

Carol Peasley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Carol Peasley

In late July, I was fortunate to attend the XVIII International AIDS Conference in Vienna, Austria. Although I have been working actively on HIV/AIDS...

The Unfinished Agenda on Women's Equality Day

Carol Peasley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Carol Peasley

Ws we think back on August 26, 1920, we should also look forward. We've come a long way towards achieving equality for women, but we are not yet there.