The release of the first-ever National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality Strategy is an ambitious plan. But ambitious priorities require a significant budget to match, in order for them to take root.
Author: Aria Grabowski
Aria Grabowski serves as policy and advocacy manager at the International Center for Research on Women. Prior to ICRW, Aria worked as a senior policy advisor at Oxfam where she focused on global and U.S. advocacy to make aid and development finance more effective, and ensure it was inclusive of the most vulnerable populations. She focused on ensuring gender was mainstreamed in foreign assistance, women's economic empowerment, transparency and accountability, U.S. appropriations, and pushing for an inclusive development driven U.S. Development Finance Corporation. Aria recently published a research paper, while with Oxfam, that used publicly available information to assess the quality of major donors’ gender funding, including those with feminist policies, in an attempt to hold them accountable to their commitments. Aria has a background in public health and also worked at the ONE Campaign tracking Ebola funding and at the Carter Center focusing on disease eradication in South Sudan. She has also worked in Lesotho, Ghana, and the Caribbean doing health and youth development work. Aria earned a master of public health from Boston University and bachelor of arts in justice from American University.
COVID-19: Laying Down the Groundwork for Recovery with Gender at the Fore
While healthcare workers across the globe combat this pandemic, we must begin laying out the roadmap to recovery—a roadmap informed both by experiences from the front lines today and the lessons learned from our past.