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PRESS RELEASE: USAID Launches New Gender Policy To Ensure Gender Equality and Female Empowerment

Thursday, March 01, 2012


The article reports, “Today, during a White House event, Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), launched the Agency’s new Policy on Gender Equality and Female Empowerment. Citing its importance, Dr. Shah stated, ‘We know that long-term, sustainable development will only be possible when women and men enjoy equal opportunity to rise to their potential. But today, women and girls continue to face disadvantages in every sector in which we work, and in other cases, boys are falling behind. With this policy, we can ensure our values and commitments are reflected in durable, meaningful results for all.'”

Read the full article at: http://www.usaid.gov/press/releases/2012/pr120301.html