Gender Theme Month 2023
This month, USAID and our partners highlight approaches covering a wide range of issues related to gender equity and equality in food systems. Look out for blogs on women’s economic security, digital inclusion, gender data and policies, climate, livestock and many other topics throughout March.
Earlier this year on January 4, the U.S. government launched the first-ever interagency Strategy on Global Women’s Economic Security, which envisions a world in which women and girls are able to fully, meaningfully and equally contribute to and benefit from economic growth and global prosperity. This strategy is important for Feed the Future, the U.S. government’s global hunger and food security initiative, led by USAID, considering agriculture and food systems are such important contributors to economic growth in many countries. At the launch of the strategy, Administrator Power noted, “...we just can’t solve the greatest challenges of our time without empowering women economically. It just can’t be done. It’s structurally impossible.”