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3/8/15

Tanzania: Happy International Women's Day

All around the world, International Women's Day represents an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women while calling for greater equality. The theme for 2015 is ‘Make it Happen’ and it Read More

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3/3/15

Women Must be at the Center of Ebola Response

Today a major international donor conference is taking place in Brussels to plan the rebuilding of Ebola hit countries. Having just recently returned from Sierra Read More

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2/17/15

Don’t Touch: Life in Ebola Stricken Sierra Leone

Don’t touch.” I hear this slogan over and over again here in Sierra Leone.  I am on a visit with my colleagues from CARE Sierra Leone and our regional office for Western Africa to meet 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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7/17/14

That Wife

A young girl in Burundi tells how her mother's marriage at 12 has affected her own life, and how she is determined to stay in school and not become a child bride.

"My name is B, and I’ Read More

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2/10/14

Sexual and Reproductive Health in Emergencies Response: CARE South Sudan

Greetings from Juba. I am here for one month to work with CARE’s South Sudan country office and Crisis Response Team to identify and address sexual and Read More
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12/5/13

Why Activism? How “16 Days” Highlights Tools to End Gender-Based Violence

by Milkah Kihunah

Milkah Kihunah is a Senior Policy Adviser on Gender and Empowerment with CARE USA. In this role she conducts policy analysis and advocacy on issues of women’s Read More

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3/29/13

Venus Williams' Kenya Trip Diary

Nov. 5, 2012

During her first trip to Africa, Venus Williams, right, and Dr. Greg Allgood of Procter & Gamble's Children's Safe Drinking Water Program, left, Read More

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