WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden said on Tuesday that he’ll ask Congress for$2.6 billion for foreign aid programmes that promote gender equivalency worldwide, further than double the size of last time’s request.
Biden blazoned his intentions on International Women’s Day, which is set away to celebrate the social, profitable, artistic and political achievements of women around the world.
Biden created the first- ever White House Gender Policy Council on International Women’s Day last time to help promote gender equity throughout the administration.
He said everyone deserves to live up to their God- given eventuality, anyhow of gender, and that societies perform better when women and girls are allowed to prosper.
“ Icing that every woman and girl has that chance is n’t just the right thing to do it’s also a strategic imperative that advances the substance, stability, and security of our nation and the world,” the chairman said in a written statement.
The White House was hosting an International Women’s Day event on Tuesday to bandy the advertisement, featuring Secretary of State Antony Blinken, acting budget director Shalanda Young, US Agency for International Development Administrator Samantha Power and Jen Klein, director of the Gender Policy Council.
Jill Biden marked International Women’s Day with a videotape homage to women throughout the world who dauntlessly use their voice, no matter the cost.
“ To our sisters from Ukraine who are fighting to keep their country free and their families alive We stand with you in solidarity,” the first lady said.
“ To our sisters in Russia who are protesting and speaking out against the irruption at great particular threat We see your courage,” she added.
Biden’s$2.6 bn backing request will be included in his civil budget offer for financial time 2023, which starts on Oct 1.
Biden sought$1.2 bn for gender equivalency programmes in his 2022 budget offer. The figures have n’t been finalised since Congress is still working on the budget.
The White House has not said when Biden will shoot his 2023 spending offer to Congress.