The Obama administration, businesses, foundations, and other organizations have announced commitments totaling $50 million, along with new policies, tools, and partnerships, to expand opportunity for women and girls around the world.
Announced ahead of the first-ever this week in Washington, D.C., private- and nonprofit-sector pledges in support of the effort include a $15 million commitment by to double the reach of its program for girls who were unable to finish primary school; a $3 million investment by to promote and support educational opportunities through Oracle Academy, Oracle Women's Leadership (OWL) communities, and other programs; and a $1 million commitment by the to deliver new programs for adolescent girls in the most conflict-affected nations in Africa and the Middle East.
Efforts to be launched in the United States include a Young Women's Initiative supported by the , the , the , the , the , the , and the . To be built on cross-sector partnerships and the participation of young women themselves, the initiative will invest and leverage resources to advance equal opportunity and women's economic security, with a focus on young women of color and those experiencing the greatest disparities in life outcomes.
In addition, the , which is led by the , , the , the , and , will launch a policy platform to host and disseminate actionable recommendations aimed at ensuring that marginalized girls and young women are supported in ways that ensure their safety and enable them to heal, develop their strengths, overcome challenges, and thrive.