Gender matters are integrated into all USAID/Kenya programs.
Gender integration means taking account of both the differences and the inequalities between men and women in program planning, implementation, and assessment. It is important to engage the untapped energies and abilities of people, especially poor women, if lasting progress is to be made. Development assistance providers must recognize the pervasive additional obstacles that poor women face and give serious attention to those impediments as road blocks not only to women but also to effective national development
USAID is committed to providing development assistance that improves the lives of women, men and children around the world.
USAID has a special interest in the advancement of women worldwide and is working to improve women's equality and empowerment. Not only because it is just, but because it is necessary for successful development.