Women and girls are chronically undervalued members of society who face abuses and violations of their human rights in staggeringly high numbers, but who deserve the same economic, social and political opportunities as others in their communities. Promoting gender equality is a matter of justice and equity, but U.S. investments in women’s and girls’ rights and leadership also advance American interests in security, development, and growth. The United States has invested in preventing and responding to gender-based violence globally for more than two decades and in the last 10 years has enhanced its investment to empower women and girls and reduce violence. Our annual requests for such investments insure continued support for this lifesaving work.
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