women and girls


Launch of the Women + Water Alliance

Please join Gap Inc. and USAID for a reception on World Water Day to mark the launch of their new partnership, the Women + Water Alliance, which aims to achieve transformational change across the apparel value chain, leading to improved advancement outcomes for women in communities touched by the apparel industry.

The Women + Water Alliance is USAID’s first water sector initiative to focus on women as change agents to improve water and sanitation services.

Intl Campaign Day

International Women's Day 2017: #BeBoldforChange

On March 8, the world will celebrate International Women's Day. This year's theme --- #BeBoldforChange --- aims to spur action toward "a more inclusive, gender equal world," according to the campaign's organizers. 

Intl Campaign Day

International Women's Day 2018: #TimeIsNow

Throughout the month of March, and especially International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8, USAID will celebrate its contributions to advance gender equality and women's empowerment around the world. The theme for 2018 is “Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives”.

Women’s empowerment is a core USAID development objective that is fundamental for the realization of human rights, and key to fulfilling the Administrator’s vision for USAID development outcomes.