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Trump Administration Should Continue To Prioritize Women’s Empowerment, Gender Equity Efforts

Oxfam America’s “Politics of Poverty”: Upholding women’s and girls’ rights is an essential part of U.S. foreign aid. Will the Trump administration agree?
Rebecca Rewald, coordinator for aid and agriculture at Oxfam America, discusses U.S. Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson’s confirmation hearings and highlights his remarks supporting women’s empowerment and gender equity programs. Rewald writes, “I hope Rex Tillerson’s statement is a more accurate signal of how the Trump administration will approach the integration of women’s empowerment and gender equity in United States development work. … [T]he Trump administration must not only continue, but expand on these efforts” (1/12).