USAID Announces Event to Celebrate the Winners of the Regional MujerProspera Challenge to Advance Women’s Economic Security

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Office of Press Relations

On May 26, 2022, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will announce the nine winners of the MujerProspera (WomanProsper) Challenge at a virtual event featuring keynote speaker USAID Administrator Samantha Power. The event will also include a panel discussion with select awardees to talk about their approach to innovation. The Challenge is part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s efforts to address the root causes of irregular migration.

WHAT: Regional MujerProspera Challenge to Advance Women’s Equality in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras

WHEN: May 26, 2022, 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. ET

WHERE: This event will be virtual. Register for the event here.

The MujerProspera Challenge works at the nexus of:

  • Advancing Women’s Economic Security by improving working conditions and labor protections, recruitment, retention, promotion, and the advancement of women in dignified, stable work that results in increased access, productivity, and a fair and stable income in the workforce.
  • Addressing Harmful Gender Norms and Enable Safe Work Environments through promoting positive gender norms, egalitarian attitudes and behaviors, a holistic safe working environment, and safe transportation to and from work, supportive of women’s economic security and agency.

USAID Challenges use open competition to incentivize local and global entrepreneurs, academics, civil society, and other passionate problem solvers to address a well-defined problem, pilot and test innovative approaches and scale the most promising solutions. To learn more about this challenge, visit the MujerProspera Challenge web page.

Last updated: October 12, 2022

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