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Former Director, Education and Youth Dr. Jordene Hale

Dr. Jordene Hale is an education and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) expert with more than 25 years of experience. She is the former director of Chemonics’ Education and Youth Practice.

by Dr. Jordene Hale

Stigmatized for 2,535 Days

Women menstruate an average of 2,535 days of their lives, according to Dr. Julitta Onabanjo of the United Nations Population Fund. That’s 2,535 days in which many women experience increased stigma, isolation, and hardship. There are many countries that are working to address this reality through the support of local partners and donors, but there…

More than ABCs: Enabling Environments for Youth Start with Primary School

Youth in developing countries around the world frequently feel disenfranchised and disempowered when it comes to making a difference in their communities, regions, and nations. As a result, civic participation among youth — whether at the community or national level — may be limited, and young people are often unaware of their fundamental civil rights…