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U.S. Agency for International Development

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) was founded in 1961 to provide international aid. USAID’s development programs cover sectors ranging from agriculture and food security to gender equality and global health to ensuring clean water and adequate sanitation. Under the Trump administration, the agency advanced a number of anti-abortion aims, with USAID officials representing the U.S. in international forums with the message that the “U.S. is a pro-life country” and releasing a Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Policy that erased reproductive health, sexual orientation and gender identity. Through its grant-making efforts as well as the rest of its work, USAID must renew its commitment to advancing reproductive health and human rights for all.