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Gender Task Force Sponsored Panel Discussion on Women's Empowerment Initiatives at USAID

April 3, 2012

Washington, D.C.

In March 2012, USAID released both the Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) and the Gender Equality and Female Empowerment Policy. The FSN Network Gender Task Force held a panel discussion at Save the Children's DC office to explore what the  new initiatives mean for implementing partners. Caren Grown, the Senior Gender Advisor at USAID, and Emily Hogue, Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist at USAID's Bureau for Food Security, sat on the panel and gave presentations. The lively discussion included contributions from Dina Esposito, USAID's Director for the Office of Food for Peace, Judy Canahuati, Maternal child health, nutrition & HIV Advisor at USAID's Office of Food for Peace, and Bridget Ralyea, a USAID consultant.