gender

Topic

Gender

Investing in gender equality and women’s empowerment can unlock human potential on a transformational scale, including addressing global water and sanitation challenges.

Why it Matters

Report

The State of Water, Sanitation, and Women’s Empowerment

A baseline exploration on Women + Water (W+W) Global Development Alliance implementation areas in Madhya Pradesh, India October, 2018

This baseline evaluation study was designed to collect up-to-date information across targeted communities on activities related to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). This includes insights on WASH facilities, practices, demand for improvement, and women’s agency in decision making.

Project

Strengthen PSNP4 Institutions and Resilience

The Strengthen PSNP4 Institutions and Resilience [SPIR] Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) implemented by World Vision, CARE and ORDA is aimed to enhance livelihoods, increase resilience to shocks, and improve food security and nutrition for rural households vulnerable to food insecurity in Ethiopia. SPIR is responsive to community needs, carefully

Project

Mali Livestock For Growth

The key goal of the USAID Mali Livestock for Growth (L4G) program is to improve the quality of livestock, expand market access and incentives, and include poorer households in livestock value chain
development.

Project

Integrated Health Program

 The goal of USAID IHP is to strengthen the capacity of Congolese institutions and communities to deliver high-quality, integrated health services that sustainably improve the health status of the
Congolese population. The program builds on previous investments in health in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), USAID’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy and related Government of the DRC (GDRC) strategies and policies.

Project

Development Food Security Activity

The CRS DFSA in Ethiopia is funded by the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Office of Food for Peace to sustain and build on the previous food security improvements achieved under the Productive Safety Net Programme, or PSNP, the Government of Ethiopia’s rural safety net for food-insecure households. Now in its fourth phase, the PSNP has expanded from its traditional emphasis on food and cash transfers for work and maternal and child health and nutrition, to include gender, youth and economic livelihoods (on-farm, off-farm and wage employment pathways).

Blog

The State of Women and WASH in Textile Manufacturing Communities in India

Addressing the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) needs of females is one of the key priorities for achieving gender equity. Women and girls often have the primary responsibility for managing household water and sanitation—a burden that presents health and safety risks and limits their opportunities for advancement. To address this challenge, USAID and Gap Inc.

Conference

USAID @ World Water Week 2019

The Stockholm International Water Institute brings together experts, policymakers, development practitioners, entrepreneurs, and more every August for World Water Week events, knowledge sharing, and networking. This year World Water Week will address the theme “Water for Society – Including All.”

Project

FARARANO Food for Peace

Fararano is a five-year, USAID Food for Peace Development Food Assistance program whose goal is to reduce food insecurity in 48 communes in three of the most vulnerable regions in Madagascar: Atsinanana, Vatovavy, Fitovinany, and Atsimo Andrefana. The program provides an integrated package of nutrition, agriculture, disaster risk reduction, environment and gender-focused activities to reduce food insecurity in these target areas.