Ms. Khady Ndongo (in purple) is a community nutrition volunteer in the Matam region of Senegal. Here she has organized a "Passing on the Gift" ceremony between women in her village and those in a village 7 kilometers away and has presented two goats to a member of a Debbo Galle (competent mothers) Group. Through this process, families that receive livestock through the Feed the Future Senegal Yaajeende project, implemented by a consortium led by NCBA CLUSA, pass on offspring to other targeted families in their community. This allows recipients of a productive asset to assist others as they have been helped and to share resources, thereby encouraging resilience across the community. *Passing on the Gift is a trademark of Heifer International, a Feed the Future Yaajeende consortium partner. Photo by Clement Tardif, Feed the Future Senegal - Yaajeende

Women’s Economic Empowerment Call to Action

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The U.S.-led Call to Action on Women’s Economic Empowerment encourages countries to advance women’s economic empowerment to address legal barriers to women’s economic participation. This Call to Action is an opportunity for coordinated action to ensure women are empowered to drive the COVID-19 global response and the economic recovery.

Today, more than ever, it is critically important to ensure women are afforded every opportunity to contribute to the rebuilding of our global economy. When women are economically empowered, they reinvest back into their families and communities, producing a multiplier effect that spurs economic growth and creates societies that are more peaceful.

Want to know more? Please send an email with your questions to CalltoAction@state.gov.

October 23, 2020 Virtual Signing Ceremony

Call to Action Opening Remarks by Secretary of State Michael Pompeo

 

Signing of the U.S.-led Call to Action on Women’s Economic Empowerment

 

Remarks by Ambassador Kelly Craft, Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump, and Ambassador Robert O’Brien

 

Interventions from Colombia, Estonia, the Republic of Marshall Islands, and THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

 

Interventions from the United Kingdom, Rwanda, San Marino, Morocco, and Uzbekistan

 

Interventions from India, Albania, Côte d’Ivoire, Hungary, and Viet Nam

 

Additional Signatories to the C2A4Women

Armenia
Bangladesh
Israel
Kosovo
Poland
Senegal

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