Fact Sheets

In the West Bank, girls are succeeding in the classrooms and USAID is proud to be part of that success.

The U.S. government is committed to improving access to workforce development, training and education for Afghan women and girls. Increasing education opportunities is vital to achieve greater female empowerment. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) provides scholarship opportunities for young Afghan women to access quality education and training, which will enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the Afghan government by upgrading the skills and qualifications of female civil servants.

Start date: October 1, 2014    
End date:  September 30, 2017  
Project budget:  $388,978
Implementer:   Association for Emancipation, Solidarity and Equality of Women in Macedonia (ESE), in partnership with two local organizations - Open Gate La Strada, and the Coalition for Sexual and Health Rights of Marginalized Communities.

Objectives
Start date: September 2, 2014
End date: September 1, 2017
Project budget: $681,194
Implementer: Macedonian Young Lawyers Association

Objectives
Advancing human rights protection in Macedonia through legal education and empowerment of legal professionals and civil society organizations (CSOs).

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Liberia's remaining USAID/OFDA-supported Ebola treatment units (ETUs) close. Government of Guinea (GoG) reports one new case during the week of October 26. Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) approves post-Ebola virus disease (EVD) transition plan. Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone continue to address EVD survivor need.

USAID and U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv jointly invest in Conflict Management and Mitigation (CMM) grants, which support Israelis and Palestinians working on issues of common concern. The CMM program is part of a worldwide effort to bring together individuals of different backgrounds from areas of conflict in people-to-people reconciliation activities. These activities provide opportunities to address issues, reconcile differences, and promote greater understanding and mutual trust by working on common goals such as economic development, environment, health, education, sports, music, and information technology. Since the program’s start in 2004, USAID and U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv have invested in 113 CMM grants.  
 

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Promote program is a joint commitment by the U.S. and Afghan governments to empower 75,000 women across Afghanistan. The largest women’s empowerment initiative in USAID history, Promote equips women with the skills, experience, knowledge and networks to lead the country forward, together with their male counterparts, through the Transformation Decade (2015 – 2024) and beyond. Musharikat, meaning ‘partnership’ or ‘participation’ in Dari and Pashto, is one of a portfolio of Promote projects and is designed to build a cadre of national, provincial and local activists and civil society organizations (CSOs) to effectively advocate for women’s equality and empowerment in Afghanistan. Musharikat will partner with more than 50 CSOs and 5,000 activists across all 34 provinces to come together to prioritize and address the most critical issues limiting women’s ability to exercise their rights and fully participate in Afghan society.

 

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Last updated: November 10, 2015