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A platform to support learning for gender integration and the advancement of gender equality

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GenderLinks aims to increase knowledge sharing among USAID staff and the broader gender equality community in international development and humanitarian assistance.

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Our resource library contains assessments, strategies and more to help you best integrate gender into your work.

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Browse press releases, announcements and more from the USAID gender equality community.

USAID's Gender Equality Policy

The 2023 Gender Equality Policy provides the vision for USAID’s work to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment globally.

10 Ways USAID is Advancing Gender Equality and Women’s and Girls’ Empowerment

USAID is committed to being a leading investor, partner, and advocate to achieve the goal of gender equality across societies. Jamille Bigio, USAID Senior Gender Coordinator for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, highlights 10 of the ways USAID is advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment around the world.

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USAID Gender Training

USAID’s Gender 101 course provides an overview of the strategic objectives, guiding principles, and operational and programmatic requirements set forth in USAID’s 2023 Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Policy. All USAID staff must complete the course.

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Latest Updates


USAID/MujerProspera: Advancing Gender Equality in Northern Central America

On March 19, the USAID/MujerProspera: Advancing Gender Equality in Northern Central America event celebrated the innovative solutions and impact of nine organizations that have been working to advance gender equality in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.


Fact Sheet: USAID Highlights Gender Equality Commitments at 68th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

Read this fact sheet that highlights USAID's gender equality commitments, including Care Infrastructure, Gender Equality in Agrifood Systems, and the Women in the Sustainable Economy Initiative (WISE).


Celebrating International Women’s Day: Statement by Administrator Samantha Power

On International Women’s Day, USAID recognizes the fundamental truth that advancing gender equality and empowering women and girls is essential to driving progress across every issue we care about, from reducing poverty to combating disease to strengthening democracy.