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Secretary Of State Kerry Announces $47M In New Initiatives During Launch Of U.S. Global Strategy To Empower Adolescent Girls

U.S. Department of State: Secretary Kerry Launches U.S. Global Strategy To Empower Adolescent Girls
“U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced $47 million in new initiatives during the launch of the U.S. Global Strategy to Empower Adolescent Girls at the Department of State [Tuesday]. In his remarks, Secretary Kerry said that $40 million from PEPFAR’s $85 million DREAMS Innovation Challenge will help girls access and remain in secondary school. … The remaining $7 million will go to empowering adolescent girls in Afghanistan, where the United States will fund efforts to change perceptions about early and forced marriage at the district and community level…” (3/15).