Ivanka Trump’s Women’s Global Development And Prosperity Initiative Announces $27M In First Batch Of Grants

Associated Press: Ivanka Trump’s women’s initiative announces $27M in grants
“A White House initiative spearheaded by Ivanka Trump to help women in developing countries get ahead economically announced its first batch of grants on Wednesday: $27 million for 14 projects in 22 countries, mostly in Africa, Latin America, and Southeast Asia. The Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative was launched in February with an initial investment of $50 million from the U.S. Agency for International Development…” (Superville, 7/10).

Devex: U.S. announces first funding for women’s economic empowerment initiative
“…Launched in February, the W-GDP initiative aims to reach 50 million women by 2025 through its work in three key areas: supporting workforce development and skills training; helping women entrepreneurs with access to markets, capital, and networks; and working to change laws, regulations, and norms that limit women’s ability to fully participate in the economy…” (Saldinger, 7/11).

VOA News: Ivanka Trump Women’s Initiative Announces $27M in Grants
“…Speaking in a panel discussion co-hosted by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) on Wednesday, Ivanka Trump emphasized that economic empowerment of women is ‘smart from a development assistance standpoint’ and ‘critically important from a national security perspective.’ … USAID Administrator Mark Green noted that ‘investing in women builds countries that are resilient and self-reliant’…” (Widakuswara/Chakarian, 7/10).

Additional coverage of the announcement is available from Fox News and The Hill.

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