WAND urges Congress to increase funding for gender equality in foreign operations bill

In a joint letter to the chairs and ranking members of the Appropriations Subcommittees on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, WAND urged increasing funding for programs that foster gender equality. We strongly believe that American investments in programs that support the rights, agency, and health of women and girls are critical to ensuring U.S. global leadership, economic growth around the world, peaceful transitions of power, development and prosperity, countering violent extremism, and more. Alongside numerous organizations, we urged the funds be allocated to women's leadership, women's economic empowerment, adolescent girls empowerment, anti-gender-based violence, and women, peace and security programming.

Read the full letter here.


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