Carrying the Torch for Gender Equality

Susan Markham
Aug 16, 2016 · 4 min read
Liraz is a 16-year-old sharpshooting Israeli basketball player. Jinan, 14, who is Palestinian, is her teammate and one of her closest friends. Normally these girls wouldn’t be playing on the same team, or even talking to one another. But thanks to the USAID program PeacePlayers, they are learning a different perspective on the conflict going on around them. /Bobby Neptune for USAID
Maryami Juma Said and her sister Said study educational material provided by district malaria officer Habiba Suleiman, who hopes the information will help the girls prevent malaria in their home in Tanzania. /Morgana Wingard for USAID
Students line up in the courtyard of the USAID-supported Maadi STEM School for Girls in Cairo, Egypt. /USAID

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U.S. Agency for International Development

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Susan Markham

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Policy expert, advocate, political strategist that understands the power of women and girls; former USAID, NDI, EMILY’s List; partner now at smashstrategies.com

U.S. Agency for International Development

Stories of USAID’s Work from Around the World