Transforming Lives

Every day, all over the world, USAID brings peace to those who endure violence, health to those who struggle with sickness, and prosperity to those who live in poverty. It is these individuals — these uncounted thousands of lives — that are the true measure of USAID’s successes and the true face of USAID's programs.

For years, Kosovo courts have been challenged in their ability to enforce civil judgments. Kosovars, particularly businesses throughout the country, have come to believe that it is not worth the time, money and effort to bring their business disputes to court because the courts are not efficient in enforcing decisions.

In the mountainous Dashkasan district of rural Azerbaijan, old habits die hard. Many families maintain patriarchal traditions and women aren’t often encouraged to speak up. Hardly any woman has held a top government position in this district. But now things are changing.

Qudratova and her husband were both unemployed from 2012 to 2013 and struggled to afford formula for their two older children. Because the children, 5 months and 3 years old at the time, struggled with illnesses, the family also had to find money to pay for medicine

The chronic threat of tuberculosis (TB) infection is ubiquitous throughout Ukraine, with risks particularly high in hubs such as stores, marketplaces, schools, churches and offices. Ukraine’s hospitals and penitentiaries, however, play disproportionate roles in spreading TB.

Côte d’Ivoire’s post-election crisis in 2010 and 2011 pitted supporters of former President Laurent Gbagbo against those of current President Alassane Ouattara. The two villages of Anokoua Kouté and PK18 serve as prime examples of this persistent divide. During the crisis, Anokoua Kouté supported Gbagbo and PK18 supported Ouattara, reflecting the ethnic divide between the neighborhoods.

Every year from Nov. 25 to Dec. 10, the world mobilizes through the 16 Days of Activism to End Gender-Based Violence campaign to bring attention to countries like Rwanda, where nearly 56 percent of women report experiencing physical or sexual violence in their lifetime.

Driton Obërtinca humbi të pamurit e tij në moshën 18 vjeçare, sfidë kjo e cila vetëm i shtoi guximin këtij të riu ambicioz. Student i vitit të tretë në Fakultetin Juridik të Universitetit të Prishtinës, Obërtinca është edhe Kryesues i Forumit Rinor për Çështje të Sportit në kuadër të Shoqatës së të Verbërve të Kosovës. 

Driton Obertinca je izgubio vid u svojoj 18. godini, što je bio izazov koji je mladiću samo ulio dodatnu hrabrost. Student treće godine prava na Univerzitetu u Prištini, Obertinca je takođe predsedavajući Sportskog foruma mladih u sklopu Kosovskog Udruženja slepih.

Более десяти лет правительство Кыргызской Республики пытается, в основном безуспешно, улучшить ситуацию с безопасностью и завоевать доверие граждан с помощью значительных преобразований в системе правопорядка. Как и другие постсоветские страны, Кыргызская Республика унаследовала крупную структуру милиции, которая с момента обретения страной независимости используется для подавления инакомыслия, причем нередко путем запугивания оппозиционных политиков, СМИ и гражданского общества. Однако сейчас, похоже, статус-кво начинает меняться. 

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Last updated: December 22, 2014