U.S. to spend $2.6b in celebration of gender equity, equality

President Joe Biden delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol, Tuesday, March 1, 2022, in Washington. (Saul Loeb, Pool via AP)

The United States (U.S) says it has plans to spend $2.6 billion for gender equity and equality worldwide.

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken disclosed this yesterday in a statement to mark International Women’s Day.

Blinken said President Joe Biden will, in the 2023 Budget, request the money for foreign assistance programmes that promote gender equity and equality worldwide.

The $2.6 billion would more than double the amount requested for gender programmes in the 2022 Budget.

According to Blinken, the United States is proud to join the global community in celebrating the achievements and contributions of women and girls from around the world, while simultaneously recognising the barriers they continue to face.



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