The Power of Global Networks - Blog Series

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Friday, September 4, 2009

$ + ♀ = Δ

More high-level recognition that putting money toward programs and policies that support women creates improved conditions for everyone, this time from the U.S. Agency for International Development.

A USAID staffer said they expect to increase funding for women's health by 50 percent in the next two years to address widespread societal poverty that results when women do not have equal and adequate access to healthcare. You can read more here.

While that comes as good news, it is likely not enough money, which is where women's funds make a critical difference by providing resources directly to women in communities most affected by inequality. And, unlike USAID, women's funds also provide major funding to women right here in the United States, where maternal health is unfortunately on par with many "developing" nations.

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