Statement by Secretary Pompeo on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Violence against women is a global issue that affects millions of people annually. Every woman and girl deserves a life free from violence. The United States is committed to advancing gender equality and preventing and responding to all forms of violence against women and girls, from domestic and sexual violence to forced marriage and so-called honor ...
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New Programs Launched at the Women Entrepreneurs Conclave 2.0

New Delhi, October 22, 2018: In partnership with the U.S. Embassy New Delhi and its four Consulates in Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, and Kolkata, TiE Global launched two programs, AIRSWEEE Scale-Up Fellows and AIRSWEEE Global Fellows at the “Women Entrepreneurs Conclave 2.0 – Engaged and Empowered,” being held on October 22-23 at the India Habitat Centre ...
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USAID & AMCHAM India Sign MOU to Partner for India’s Development

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the American Chamber of Commerce in India (AMCHAM India) today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen the growing partnership between the U.S. Government and U.S. private sector to address India’s development needs. The announcement comes the same day as the launch of ...
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OPIC loan to expand access to clean water in India

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, has committed a $12.5 million (Rs. 80 crore) loan to a project that will expand access to affordable clean drinking water to millions of low and middle-income people in India. OPIC’s loan to WaterHealth India Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of WaterHealth International, Inc. ...
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#WhatEmpowersMe: Blog by Minakshi

In simple words “empowerment” means – The process of becoming stronger, more confident, poised and inspired. Empowerment is therefore a learning process. As we go through the maze of life, we learn – often by trial and error to come to things that we discover works the best for us. As a women especially with ...
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WhatEmpowersMe blog Chetna

Am I empowered? Am I thankful for that? A big YES to both!  Working in the U.S. Mission has given me so many opportunities to learn, unlearn, relearn and it is all so exciting.  It has molded me into a person who is always keen on knowing the latest and the best.  What empowers me ...
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#WhatEmpowersMe: Blog by Ubah

My Mother and my daughter empower me. Growing up in America, as the daughter of first generation immigrants from India, I witnessed the struggle of living in an unfamiliar culture but also the ability to persevere and rise above. As a little Indian looking girl in an all-white American community in the south, I was ...
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U.S. and Indian officials brief on progress towards the upcoming Global Entrepreneurship Summit to be held in Hyderabad, November 28-30

Hyderabad – Senior officials representing the joint U.S. and Indian organizing team for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) addressed journalists in Hyderabad today, offering further insight into the program and planning process for the Summit to be held in Hyderabad from November 28-30. Representing the U.S. government were Jennifer Arangio, Senior Director for International Organizations ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires MaryKay Carlson at the Women Entrepreneurs Conclave

American Center New Delhi “Women First, Prosperity for All.” That is the theme for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, which India and the United States will co-host at the end of November in Hyderabad.  This theme highlights the critical role women like you play in fostering global growth and prosperity. The U.S. delegation to the Summit, ...
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TIE Global and U.S. Embassy, New Delhi and Consulates partner to empower women entrepreneurs from 27 Indian cities

An important Milestone on the Road to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit  (GES) announced by P.M. Modi recently           The All India Roadshow on Women’s Economic Empowerment Through Entrepreneurship (AIRSWEEE) spurs commitment to seed launch of Achieving Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) Fund I, a $25 million early stage equity fund for women owned and ...
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President Trump’s Women’s History Month Proclamation

We are proud of our Nation’s achievements in promoting women’s full participation in all aspects of American life and are resolute in our commitment to supporting women’s continued advancement in America and around the world. America honors the celebrated women pioneers and leaders in our history, as well as those unsung women heroes of our ...
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Remarks by DCM MaryKay Carlson at WISCOMP National Consultation

(As Prepared for Delivery) Meenakshi, Rebecca, and guests, I am honored to join you to support the “16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign.” Violence against women is a global, human rights issue that needs tremendous will, effort, resources and partnerships between all stakeholders – governments, civil society, media, youth, intellectuals and citizens at ...
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