Thank you all for taking time to review and provide comments on the updated USAID Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Policy. The public comment period was open from Monday, August 22, 2022 (12:00 p.m. EDT) until Tuesday, September 6, 2022 (5:00 p.m. EDT), and is now closed. We are currently reviewing the comments and look forward to sharing the published policy. 

USAID affirms that gender equity and equality as well as women’s and girls’ empowerment are fundamental for the realization of human rights and key to effective and sustainable development outcomes. 

USAID’s vision is of a prosperous and peaceful world in which women and girls, men and boys, and gender diverse individuals enjoy equal rights and agency; have equitable access to quality education and health care; accumulate and control their own assets; exercise their own voice; and live free from restrictive gender norms and violence. 

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