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Balancing for Better – And Beyond

Susanna Mudge
March 8, 2019
3 Minute Read
As we celebrate International Women’s Day, Chemonics’ President and CEO Susanna Mudge reflects on our work to “balance for better” and challenges all of us to work towards inclusion beyond gender balance.

Best of the Blog 2018


December 27, 2018
2 Minute Read
From socially inclusive development to a robotics club in Moldova, Chemonics’ staff members have shared their insights, opinions, and technical approaches on our blog.
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The Power of a Picture: Elevating Women’s Voices through Art

Dr. Susanne E. Jalbert | Robert Lord-Biggers | Shauna Caria
December 10, 2018
4 Minute Read
Through artwork, women in Afghanistan share their experiences with gender-based violence and workplace harassment, increasing awareness about this worldwide issue.
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Proud and Loud Resilience Programming

Eugénie Lund-Simon
November 15, 2018
4 Minute Read
By applying an LGBTQ lens to development program design across sectors, we can address the community's immediate needs while creating the environment for long-term resilience.

Facilitating Gender Equitable Policy Reform: Four Principles

Dr. Susanne E. Jalbert | Aimal Hakim
October 16, 2018
3 Minute Read
In Afghanistan, implementors embrace a stakeholder-centric approach to overcome policy challenges to gender equity. Technical specialists and local government officials agree that accountability and local ownership are crucial elements of this model.
Afghan women participate in the USAID’s Promote: Women in Government (WIG) project's one-year training program.

Empowering Women and Cultivating Equitable Governance in Afghanistan

Dr. Susanne E. Jalbert | Robert Lord-Biggers
September 20, 2018
5 Minute Read
Through a combination of training, policy reform, and positive communications, the USAID Promote: Women in Government (WIG) project supports Afghan women and government stakeholders to create civil service opportunities for women.

A First Economic Step toward Gender Equality

Rachel Muth
July 12, 2018
4 Minute Read
In this post, Rachel Muth illustrates the importance of looking at gender equity through an economic lens, and the role that economic independence can play in closing the gender gap.

Using Universal Design to Communicate More Inclusively

Shauna Caria
June 7, 2018
4 Minute Read
People with disabilities often lack access to crucial information about health, rights, laws, and more. How can development projects be more inclusive in their communication? Shauna Caria offers principles and examples on using the Universal Design approach to build in inclusion from the start.

Making it to the Top: What Successful Women Do Differently

Francesca Molinaro
June 5, 2018
4 Minute Read
Women are noticeably absent from leadership positions in global development. What can be learned from the women who do make it to the top? Francesca Molinaro shares tips for career advancement in today’s world.