Gender Equality and Female Empowerment
- Reduce gender disparities in access to, control over and benefit from resources, wealth, opportunities and services - economic, social, political, and cultural;
- Reduce gender-based violence and mitigate its harmful effects on individuals; and
- Increase capability of women and girls to realize their rights, determine their life outcomes, and influence decision-making in households, communities, and societies.
The policy is part of USAID's broader reform agenda which includes rebuilding the Agency's policy capacity and establishing the Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning to make strategic policy choices that are informed by cutting-edge evidence and analysis.
(From the press release)