Ivanka Trump launches ‘Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative’

  • Ivanka Trump,  the daughter of the US president Donald Trump and a senior White House adviser, on February 7, 2019 unveiled a new global effort ‘Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative (W-GDP)’  to help 50 million women in the developing world by 2025.
  • It is a US Government-wide project led by the senior adviser and daughter to President Donald Trump.
  • The initiative will involve the State Department, the National Security Council and other agencies.  
  • The government funding for the project will come from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • For the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative, the U.S. government will team up with several private companies such as UPS and Pepsi to “facilitate complementary private-sector investments to achieve our shared goals,
  • Ivanka Trump, who will attend the Munich Security Conference next week to promote the project, stressed that she sees this as a national security priority.
  • According to the White House, the goals of the initiative are  to ‘increase women’s global labor force participation and advancement in the workplace by providing women with quality education, training, and support, so they can secure and thrive in well-paying jobs in their local economies.’

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