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Arizona State University brings focused expertise and real-world experience to improve outcomes for women in developing countries. The university’s unique approaches to women’s empowerment and gender-related training and program design have been integrated into multiple USAID-funded projects and can be adapted to fit the unique needs of any international development project. 

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  • ASU faculty experts have developed gender consciousness and inclusion modules to tackle gender inequality and promote the empowerment of women and girls, including in the USAID-funded VOCTEC and Strengthening Higher Education Access in Malawi Activity (SHEAMA) programs. Modules can be integrated into technical workshops for educators, professionals, policymakers and community leaders.
  • ASU Women and Gender Studies faculty go beyond theory to take on practical issues of critical importance, specializing in topics including health, law and political participation.
  • ASU’s Thunderbird School of Global Management bolsters women’s economic inclusion worldwide through partnerships, curriculum development and training for trainers. Its efforts include Project Artemis in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women in Afghanistan and Peru, the USAID-supported Promote project in Afghanistan, and Strengthening Women Entrepreneurs in Peru (SWEP).
  • The Dreambuilder Women’s Business Creator, created by ASU’s Thunderbird School of Global Management, provides free, online training in business and entrepreneurial skills to help women launch and grow new enterprises in 60 countries, including Chile, Peru, Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Indonesia.