women and girls

Launch

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.

Event

#BeBoldforChange: International Women's Day 2017

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. 

Advocacy Day

International Women's Day 2018

Throughout the month of March, and especially on International Women’s Day (March 8), USAID will celebrate iits contributions to advance gender equality and women's empowerment around the world.

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.

Water Currents

Water Currents: Gender and WASH

Women and girls are disproportionately affected by lack of access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services. Their needs differ from men in terms of sanitation, they spend more of their time collecting water, yet they have less say about household and community decisions made on WASH services. Similarly, women throughout the developing world face different barriers than men in terms of their involvement in WASH-related professions, such as utility management.

Article

A Clean Break, a Fresh Start

Learn how students, teachers, and USAID are teaming up for better health in East Java, Indonesia.

A Troublesome Toilet

At Ngalah School in Pasuruan, Indonesia, over 330 girls had to share Dorm D’s solitary bathroom—more like a locker room or public pool facility than anything else.

"It was dirty. Bugs were everywhere,” said 19-year-old Anis Faridah, the girls’ student leader. “There weren’t enough toilets or enough showers."

Toolkit

Toolkit for Monitoring and Evaluating Gender-Based Violence Interventions Along the Relief to Development Continuum

USAID developed this toolkit to support the implementation of the U.S. Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gender-based Violence Globally. It provides guidance to USAID staff, implementing partners and the larger community of international relief and development practitioners on how to monitor and evaluate gender-based violence (GBV) interventions along the Relief to Development Continuum (RDC). The RDC is divided broadly into three phases: (1) the pre-crisis phase, (2) the crisis phase, and (3) the post-crisis phase.