Today, the Biden-Harris Administration announced the first ever National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality, developed by the first White House Gender Policy Council.
The following quote can be attributed to Ritu Sharma, CARE Vice President of US Programs and Policy:
“I am thrilled by the publication of the White House’s first ever National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality. This strategy addresses the harsh realities that women and people with non-conforming gender identities face day in and day out. It comes at a perilous moment in history: COVID-19 has made women and girls even more vulnerable, climate caused disasters are fueling record levels of dangerous displacement for families, and persistent conflicts expose women and children to obscene rates of violence.
The strategy puts forward proven and time tested solutions: stopping gender based violence by investing in both prevention and immediate response, promoting women-led and community based organizations through which people create their own solutions, dismantling the systems that stop women from engaging in the economy, and ending the politically-motivated Mexico City Policy that jeopardizes women’s health.”
CARE welcomed the Biden Harris Administration’s close coordination and consultation with civil society and implementing partners to develop this comprehensive and impactful strategy, and we look forward to working closely with Agencies to ensure its successful implementation.