PESHAWAR: The United States government, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID) launched on Thursday the Women’s Economic Empowerment Activity (WEEA), according to a statement issued by the US Embassy.
According to the statement, the five-year initiative, supports the Government of Pakistan’s efforts to promote women’s social and economic empowerment through safe and dignified access to income opportunities, information, resources and services.
The WEEA program offers solutions for women, communities and governments to address structural and socio-economic barriers which prevent women from fully participating in their communities.
It also aims to reduce economic gaps and make progress towards gender equality, at both the community and institutional levels, the communique further added.
In accordance with Pakistan’s national strategy, WEEA demonstrates the United States’ commitment to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment by helping women and girls attain their full potential in every aspect of society, the press release further stated.
Source: Express Tribune
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