Washington, D.C. – This month marks one year since President Donald Trump launched the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative, also known as W-GDP. With major support from Ivanka Trump, W-GDP addresses the lack of economic freedom that women face globally.
The idea is simple: When women are economically empowered, they reinvest that wealth in their families and communities.
The ripple effect spurs more inclusive growth still—and often brings peace and stability with it.
WATCH: Ivanka Trump explains the importance of W-GDP
W-GDP’s ambitious goal is to help 50 million women in the developing world by 2025. Under Ivanka Trump’s leadership, 12 million women have been served in year one alone.
Ms. Trump celebrated that achievement today at the State Department. Whereas past presidents have talked a big game about women’s empowerment, she said, the Trump Administration is delivering. “This White House looks forward to working closely with Congress in passing W-GDP legislation and realizing this long-overdue goal.”
Joining her were a pair of lawmakers, were a pair of lawmakers, Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), who are leading a bipartisan charge to do just that.
How W-GDP will lift 50 million women by 2025
WATCH: 1 year of W-GDP, as told by Ivanka Trump