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Turning Up the Volume on Children & Families Living with HIV and AIDS

No arguments are more persuasive in influencing global HIV and AIDS policy and funding decisions than those of the children and families affected by the disease. After all, these individuals know best the challenges they face and the solutions most likely to work for them. But they must be empowered in order to effect real change.

If we are to end the epidemic as a public health threat by the year 2030, we must ensure that the voices of those affected by HIV and AIDS are heard.

The Sauti Skika Example

Millions Face Famine Without Funding

Among the scrub and dust of Somalia’s Nugaal region, animals lie dead or dying. Small holes run like tracks along the road, crude cisterns now cracked with heat. Water has all but disappeared in the northern village of Sinujiif, sending families 40 km/25 miles to the nearest source so their children have water for their powdered milk. In the towns, people talk of famine.

Is Female Discrimination in the Justice Sector Corruption?

We wish to improve the gender representation within the anti-corruption theory of change in the program we support in the Democratic Rrepublic of Congo (DRC); starting with action-research.

InterAction’s ‘Together Project’ to Protect Vulnerable NGOs

In January 2017, in partnership with a group of founding members (list below) and supported by leaders across our community, InterAction launched the Together Project. This endeavor represents a hub of advocacy and solidarity for U.S. based NGOs that provide vital development and humanitarian relief around the world and confront discrimination or targeted prejudicial regulations in the U.S. due to their operating principles or religious faith.

Rethinking WASH and Food Security: A Celebration of World Water Day and National Agriculture Day

According to the World Food Programme, around 795 million people all over the world are food insecure, or hungry. This staggering statistic may prompt many more questions. What is being done about this? Who is taking the most effective action? What are the consequences of this crisis, and how can we prevent this devastation in the future? On Monday, March 20, more than 60 congressional staffers and experts gathered in Washington, D.C. to explore those questions.

What Happens to My Data After I Add it to NGO Aid Map?

What happens to your data once you've added it to the map? You know that all active project data is populated onto ngoaidmap.org. But what you might not be aware of is that other sources gather and use the data you provide as well. We proactively seek out those who need data on NGO activities and ensure that our data is open and available to them.

Maintaining Faith in the Future

The past twenty-five years have been the best time for overall human well-being. International cooperation and a widespread commitment to advancing human dignity and well-being has resulted in sharp decreases in global poverty, child mortality, interstate conflict, and many other barriers to human wellbeing. We all know that massive gaps remain but as wealth has spread, opportunities have increased for millions. The resulting economic, cultural and personal exchanges have opened up new windows of understanding between people in different corners of the world.

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