Supporting the involvement of women in peace processes is the focus of a new global grant program of the U.S. Agency for International Development.
The program was announced Saturday (April 9) by USAID Deputy Administrator Donald Steinberg in a speech at Ahfad University for Women in Omdurman, Sudan.
“We all know that when social order breaks down, it is women who suffer the most,” said Steinberg. “But women are far more than victims-they are also the key to building just and lasting peace, stable and prosperous economies, and vibrant civil society.”
Projects that uphold the role of women in peace and security and help in ending sexual violence in conflict may apply for grants of as much as $2 million each.
USAID intends to provide up to $14 million under the initiative.
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