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In Honduras, young people sometimes find it is difficult to be hired, as employers discriminate against former gang members, citizens with ties to gangs, and even people living in communities with known gang activity. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Empleando Futuros project is working with the private sector in Honduras to break these stereotypes and ensure that the project equips young people with the skills that the labor market needs.
In Ghana, private maternity homes have been an important provider of maternal and child health care, especially in rural areas, but the sector has been in steady decline over the past decade. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Saving Maternity Homes in Ghana (SMH) project implemented by Banyan Global, in partnership with the Ghana Registered Midwives Association (GRMA), is piloting an innovative approach to revitalize the private maternity sector in underserved areas, by catalyzing business transformations.
Employment opportunities for youth in Honduras are few and far between, especially in the country’s high crime “hot spots.” Banyan Global is implementing the five-year United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Empleando Futuros (Employing the Future) project that targets at-risk youth in the country, providing job training and placement through a comprehensive and inclusive multi-pronged approach.
Inequalities between women and men result in different levels of exposure and vulnerability to disease, different responses to ill-health, different health outcomes, and different consequences. In Uganda, where malaria is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality, Banyan Global is addressing the overlooked but obvious connections between malaria and gender, as part of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Malaria Action Program for Districts (MAPD) in Uganda.
On the Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) Project in Ghana, Banyan Global works to expand lending to the health sector.
Tackling Gender and Social Inclusion in Property Rights at the Sustainable Land Governance Conference in the Philippines
Gender equality and social inclusion issues in land administration and management took center stage during a panel discussion on Gender and Social Inclusion in Property Rights of the Conference on Sustainable Land Governance on February 8-9, 2017 in Manila, Philippines.