YALI Network In Action

Country of the Week: Togo

This week we’re celebrating Togo, as well as three Togolese individuals who support and advance individual rights and civic engagement.  David Gilmour, the U.S. Ambassador in Togo has a special message for Togolese members of the YALI Network: Pour lire le message de l’ambassadeur en français, cliquez ici. The Young...

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You asked about gender equality. Ambassador Wharton answered.

On April 3, the U.S. Department of State’s acting under secretary for public diplomacy and public affairs, Ambassador Bruce Wharton, fielded many of your questions about women’s rights in a Facebook #YALICHAT. Topics included the importance of educating women and girls, the need for women entrepreneurs to serve as role...

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YALI Network Members Support #Africa4Her. Join Them!

Thousands of YALI Network members are standing up for the rights of women and girls by pledging with #Africa4Her to be bold for change — supporting girls’ education, encouraging more women entrepreneurs, and speaking out against gender-based violence. Eric Agyemang of Ghana is an #Africa4Her advocate who supports women’s and...

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She wanted more accountability on child marriage. So she made a film.

Zimbabwe’s Beatrice Savadye grew up in a province where child marriages were more frequent than in other areas of her country. She witnessed several of her female high school classmates forced to drop out and marry before the age of 18. Many had been pressured to engage in sexual activity...

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