Department Strategy for Women's Economic Empowerment

The U.S. Department of State Strategy for Women’s Economic Empowerment outlines the Department’s policy objectives, guiding principles, action framework, and implementation tools to support women’s economic empowerment globally. The Department’s overseas missions and domestic offices and bureaus will use the strategy to guide their efforts to support women’s economic participation and pursue gender integration across their portfolios.

The strategy outlines four broad policy objectives:

  • promoting women’s equal access to resources and services
  • promoting women’s equal access to decent work
  • promoting women’s entrepreneurship
  • addressing overarching issues that impede women’s economic participation, such as gender-based violence.

Beyond strategic guidance, the document outlines a wide range of programs and diplomatic initiatives as examples of department efforts.

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