Women and girls are the backbone of Haitian society and local economy. Nearly half of Haitian households are women-led. Women are also pillars of economic life, as they form the majority of street vendors and support agricultural supply chains. However, women and girls continue to be affected by severe inequality, and genderbased violence (GBV).

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is committed to promoting gender equality and advancing the status of women and girls in Haiti and around the world. The Agency also supports integrating Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment across all sectors with programming focusing on economic growth, poverty reduction, health improvement, increasing access to water and sanitation services, and GBV reduction.