Senior Official to the Secretary of State within the Workplace of World Girls’s Points Kat Fotovat will go to Bangladesh from January 20–23. In Chittagong on January 21–22, Senior Official Fotovat will take part within the tenth Graduation Ceremony of the Asian College for Girls (AUW), the place she is going to ship remarks and meet with college students and college.
Since 2017, the Secretary’s Workplace of World Girls’s Points (S/GWI) has supported scholarships for younger girls from battle zones in Asia and the Center East to attend college at AUW. With S/GWI assist, AUW goals to provide the subsequent era of ladies leaders for Asia and the Center East by offering a high-quality schooling to girls of nice potential who would in any other case have few alternatives. Programming contains alternatives for coaching in management, human rights, and organizational and monetary administration, in addition to with sensible internship experiences.
Not too long ago, by means of the Gender Fairness and Equality Motion Fund (GEEA) Fund, S/GWI and the Division of State’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor have offered further assets for an AUW scholarship program for 104 younger Afghan girls who in any other case wouldn’t be capable of pursue larger schooling because of the Taliban’s edicts closing secondary faculties and universities to girls. In assist of the not too long ago launched U.S. Technique on World Girls’s Financial Safety, the GEEA fund, managed by the U.S. Company for Worldwide Improvement’s (USAID) Gender Equality and Girls’s Empowerment Hub and applied by USAID and the Division of State, advances financial safety for girls and women by growing their entry to assets, companies, and management alternatives and by addressing the boundaries that restrict their capability to take part totally within the financial system.
In Dhaka on January 23, Appearing Ambassador Fotovat will interact with members of presidency and civil society to debate Girls, Peace, and Safety points in Bangladesh and the area. She is going to take part in an inauguration occasion for the Decreasing Little one Marriage— Expertise Coaching for Advancing Assets venture, a partnership between the U.S. Embassy in Bangladesh and the Bangladesh Rural Development Committee (BRAC), additionally funded by means of the GEEA Fund. This program will present vocational coaching for 14-18-year-old women and younger girls – particularly these most prone to youngster, early, and compelled marriage – from probably the most climate-vulnerable localities of Bangladesh.