United States: The Women's Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment Act

Public Policy Case Study- United States
UN Women

Recognizing the importance of women’s economic empowerment and financial resilience in addressing global poverty, the United States passed a law mandating a gender-sensitive approach to international development.

The Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment Act (the WEEE Act), which passed unanimously in January 2019, requires the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to ensure that all of its work is scrutinized to assess the impact on women. Read this case study to find out more.

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Publisher : UN Women | 2020 | Region : Americas and the Caribbean

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