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11/25/14

It's Time to Stop Digging Graves for Our Daughters

At the age of 22, Mariam[1] survived a rape, and thought her life was over. She never thought that she would pull through this ordeal that had tainted her, family and her clan. Today, thanks to Read More

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11/3/14

Recovering after disasters: Why ‘building back safer’ is better than ‘building back better’

After natural disasters the phrase ‘Build Back Better’ is a constant refrain from politicians, donors, aid agencies and the media. This short, alliterative phrase has captured the imagination Read More

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10/21/14

Orphaned by Ebola: A Life in Limbo

While assessing the effects of Ebola on the lives of children in Moyamba district, Southern Sierra Leone, I met 17-year-old Josephine Ngagba. Her story broke my heart. But it also strengthened Read More

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7/23/14

Demanding More for Girls

Today  I was honored to join the CARE delegation at the Girl Summit along with notables from Nike Foundation President Maria Eitel to UK Prime Minister David Cameron. Some of the most inspiring Read More

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6/18/14

Integrating Sexual and Reproductive Health into Disaster Risk Reduction Planning

Carolyn Baer, Senior SRH Technical Advisor for Emergencies, is telling the story of her trip to Pakistan for SRH integration into Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Read More

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6/18/14

Leadership matters in building support for family planning programming

Kamlesh Giri, Senior Technical Advisor for Clinical training. He is sharing his insights on the transition to Phase II of the SAFPAC program in Pakistan Read More