Wednesday, November 12, 2014

USAID "Promote"

Photo: USAID
USAID is bankrolling $216 million to fund their "Promote" program. Promote is a joint commitment by the U.S. and Afghan Governments that will work to empower 75,000 women between the ages of 18-30 and help ensure these women are included among a new generation of political, business, and civil society leaders. Promote will ensure that women in Afghanistan will have the skills, experience, knowledge, and networks to succeed alongside their male counterparts. The program consists of four components - leadership development, women in government, women in the economy, and women's rights groups and coalitions. View a USAID "Fact Sheet" on Promoting Gender Equity in National Priority Programs (Promote), November 2014. There is also a "Fact Sheet" in Dari and Pashto here. See a webpage by USAID on gender equity in national priority programs. Catherine M. Russell, the Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues (State) has provided a video (10 Nov 14) with remarks about the launch of the USAID Promote program in Kabul.

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