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U.S. Officials Release Statements On Launch Of Women’s Global Development And Prosperity Initiative

U.S. Department of State: Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative
In a press statement on the launch of the U.S. Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo notes, “The initiative will advance women’s economic empowerment through a whole-of-government approach to reach 50 million women globally by 2025. … Advancing the rights of women and girls worldwide is integral to our national security and a priority for the United States…” (2/7).

USAID: Statement by USAID Administrator Mark Green on the Launch of the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative
USAID Administrator Mark Green states, “Under the Initiative, USAID will establish and manage the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Fund with an initial allocation of $50 million to finance and scale programs that promote women’s ability to participate in the economy equally with men — whether as employees, managers, business leaders, entrepreneurs, or investors” (2/7).