USAID’s Suaahara II “Good Nutrition” Program aims to improve the nutritional status of women and children in 40 underserved rural districts of Nepal. This will be achieved through a multi-sector partnership with the Government of Nepal, the private sector, and other USAID-funded projects in overlapping districts.
Project objectives include:
For Tanzanian women, water has the tremendous potential to transform lives. Women in Tanzania have a keen interest in water’s thoughtful management for their homes and farms, and they bear the burden of water retrieval. However, they are not yet fully included in community decision-making processes nor in water and sanitation business opportunities.
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.
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.
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.
Water Security Assessment is the second in a series of six toolkits from the Sustainable Water Partnership (SWP). It provides a brief introduction to water security, as well as a detailed walkthrough of SWP’s five-step Water Security Improvement (WSI) process. The approach and focus of a water security assessment process is informed and guided by the WSI space; it can be as exhaustive, specific, or rapid as necessary, depending on stakeholder priorities and the water-related risks they want to address.
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“I stumbled across one of my village women—pregnant, with loads of wood on her head, coming from the farm, some livestock—and I stopped to chat with her. And she told me the life of a woman is nothing more than being subservient to a man, give birth, get pregnant, and that is it until God takes your life.”
I hurried into the meeting room, reassuring myself that most participants also had not made the 7 a.m. start time for the session. I was wrong. The room was almost full, and I had a challenging time even finding a seat. On the main screen, a representative of the Philippines Ministry of Health was enthusiastically presenting via videoconference. Throughout her presentation, questions popped up on another large screen submitted by participants listening online.