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U.S. Strategy on Global Women’s Economic Security

The first-ever interagency U.S. Strategy on Global Women’s Economic Security lays out a vision in which women and girls around the world, in all their diversity, are able to fully, meaningfully, and equally contribute to, and benefit from, economic growth and global prosperity. Pursuing this objective is both a moral and strategic imperative. Closing the gender gap in the global workforce could unleash an additional contribution of $5.3 trillion to global GDP, increasing economic security and prosperity for all.

Through this strategy, which aligns with and furthers the U.S. National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality , released in October 2021, the U.S. Government will foster equal access to education, innovation, quality jobs, and decent work, including through entrepreneurship, for women and girls around the world. We envision a world in which everyone has equitable opportunities for job placement, advancement, quality of life, and leadership, pursuing it along the following lines of effort:

  1. Promoting Economic Competitiveness through Well-paying, Quality Jobs;
  2. Advancing Care Infrastructure and Valuing Domestic Work;
  3. Promoting Entrepreneurship and Financial and Digital Inclusion, Including Through Trade and Investment; and
  4. Dismantling Systemic Barriers to Women’s Participation

U.S. Department of State

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