Accessibility Statement

We are committed to providing an accessible experience for all website users. 

USAID’s Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Hub (GenDev) is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for all individuals seeking information on To provide this information, this site has been built to comply with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (as amended). Section 508 requires that all individuals with disabilities (whether federal employees or members of the general public) have access to and use of information and data—comparable to that provided to individuals without disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on us.

We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and applying the relevant accessibility standards.

Conformance status

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. 

As verified by USAID's Section 508 team, GenderLinks is fully conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA. 


If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader, Braille reader, etc.) and have trouble accessing information on this site, please contact us at with the nature of the problem, the URL (web address) of the information you tried to access and your contact information. We will contact you as soon as possible and do what we can to provide you with the information you need. 

Accessing Documents in Different File Formats

Some documents on GenderLinks are in Portable Document Format (PDF), so you can view publications in their original format regardless of the type of computer, browser or operating system you use to access the Internet. To view, navigate through and print PDF documents, you must first download the free Acrobat Reader software. For best results, you should install version 10.x or later. Visit the Adobe Reader Help and Support page for troubleshooting tips. If you use a screen reader, you may want to visit Adobe's Reader accessibility page, which has a user's guide for accessing PDF documents with assistive technology.