A Regional Challenge to Advance Gender Equality in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras

Women and girls, in all their diversity, often face extreme violence, limited economic opportunities, and harmful social norms that adversely affect their security and livelihoods in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United States Government prioritize economic security, safety, and health as basic rights. Research shows that when women have agency, safety, access to power, resources, and stable longterm income, they are well-positioned to be change agents in their home countries.

On January 3, 2022, as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s efforts to address the root causes of irregular migration, USAID’s Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Hub launched the MujerProspera (WomanProsper) Challenge, a regional challenge to advance gender equality in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.