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Justice and Protection

There are over 20 million people in the world today who are held in slavery. There are tens of thousands child soldiers and in some countries, up to 81 percent of women were married while they were still children. Programs that help victims and educate communities on prevention are infinitely…

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Maternal and Child Health

The World Health Organization reports that every day, approximately 800 women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth and 99% of these maternal deaths occur in developing countries, where over half of births are unattended.  Heartbreaking is when the child doesn’t survive, but the mother does- and her life…

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It is not impossible

What do malaria, obstetric fistula, water borne illness and slavery all have in common? They all used to be highly prevalent in the United States. We think of these problems as foreign and too big to solve but the fact is we did solve them, here in the United States….

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Speaking Out for Education

All Children Reading– a partnership between USAID, AUSAID and World Vision shared this photo of a Standard 1 classroom in Malawi.  The average primary school class sizes range from 36 to 120 pupils per teacher. Classrooms of this size prevent learning. Despite the fact that these children sit in a classroom…

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The Power of USAID

Congress passed the Foreign Assistance Act on September 4, 1961 creating USAID, the United States Agency for International Development, the first U.S. foreign assistance organization whose primary focus was long-term economic and social development. Before USAID, it was estimated that annually, about 20,000,000 children were not living to celebrate their fifth birthday due to preventable…

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What is Advocacy? Speaking for Justice.

ad·vo·ca·cy: noun, To take action for another. Anyone can be an advocate. It’s as simple as telling your friends about an issue that you are passionate about.  You can go a step further by educating and sharing information about these issues with others.  An advocate can speak with their congressional leaders…

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Strong Women, Strong World – Use your Voice!

Strong Women, Strong World is bigger than projects and funding. This initiative has the power to change the world through women and girls and one of the ways this can be done is by raising awareness about policy and issues that disproportionately affect this group.  You have a voice that can…

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