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Senate Leaves Town Without Passing Global Food Security Act

Posted by Melissa Kaplan

The 113th Congress adjourned this week with mixed results for action on food security legislation, a key priority for Women Thrive.

What Raj Shah’s Resignation Means for the Future of Gender at USAID

It’s now official: Raj Shah, Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) since December 2009, announced he will be leaving the agency at the end of January.  So, what exactly does this mean for the future of gender at USAID?

Global Food Security Act Passes House

Posted by Melissa Kaplan

The 113th Congress appears set to go out in a burst of productivity, at least where food security is concerned.  Late yesterday, the House of Representatives approved the Global Food Security Act (GFSA), HR 5656. This is very exciting news, as Women Thrive has been strongly advocating for the GFSA’s passage as part of our work on food security and women’s economic opportunity.