Launch of the 2025 Fulbright and Hubert H. Humphrey Exchange Programs – Deadline February 29, 2024.

The United States Embassy is seeking qualified Malian candidates to pursue graduate studies or to carry out research and professional development programs in the United States. Please see the below information on the exchange programs and application submission instructions. The deadline for submitting applications is February 29, 2024. For more information, please visit the scholarships and exchanges page . ... Read More»

Statement by President Joe Biden on International Women’s Day

MARCH 08, 2022 STATEMENTS AND RELEASES On International Women’s Day, we recognize the achievements of women and girls in the United States and across the globe, celebrate the progress we’ve made, and recommit ourselves to the work that remains to deliver the full measure of equity, dignity, and opportunity due to all women and girls. ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy’s “Muso” Program Promotes Women’s Entrepreneurship during November’s Entrepreneurship Month

November is Global Entrepreneurship Month. Entrepreneurship is vital to the vibrancy of the U.S. economy, and we see promoting entrepreneurship around the world as a key part of sharing that prosperity and innovation. The American Center in Bamako hosted seventeen women and girls at the U.S. Embassy to discuss women’s entrepreneurship and its benefits for ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy and Malian Minister Engage Young Female Filmmakers

United States Embassy in Mali Press Statement   Bamako, Mali, March 25, 2021 U.S. Embassy Bamako invited Mali’s Minister for the Promotion of Women, Children, and Families Bouaré Bintou Foune Samaké to join a breakfast conversation with ten rising Malian female filmmakers.  The event aimed to foster conversations about how to creatively use film as ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Launches Women’s Leadership and Reading Club in Bamako

The U.S. Embassy in Mali is pleased to announce the launch of its Women’s leadership and reading Club’s activities this week at the National Library of Mali. The launch ceremony of this Club, initiated by the American Center of Bamako, was attended by the Director of the National Library of Mali, the Director of the ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy hosts a virtual panel to discuss impact of COVID-19 on fight against GBV

The United States has a strong interest in preventing and responding to gender-based violence around the world. Last week, as part of its outreach activities for the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) campaign that kicked off on 25 November corresponding to the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the U.S. Embassy in Mali hosted a virtual ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Hosts Speaker Program with Bamako’s Commune III Mayor to Promote Women Running for Public Office

March 11, 2020 – In the context of Women’s History Month, Mali’s upcoming legislative elections and International Women’s Day, the American Center at the U.S. Embassy in Bamako hosted guest speaker Bamako’s Commune 3 Mayor, Mrs. Djiré Mariam Diallo to meet with women to discuss how to become more viable candidates for elected office, and ... Read More»

U.S. Supports Women Participation in Peace Building in Mali

Within the framework of the International Women Day, USG-funded cultural program Grand Grin “Citizenship and Managing Change” hosted a Special Grin at Modibo Keita Memorial on March 8. With a focus on the “Place and role of women in the understanding and implementation of United Nations Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security,” the event brought ... Read More»

American Center Women’s Program Builds Skills and Leadership

The American Center in Bamako recently held an engaging session on public speaking techniques for 30 Malian women as part of a new women’s outreach program, Muso—designed to empower women to discuss critical community issues and learn tangible skills for personal and professional growth. The session was led by International Visitor Leadership Program alumnus and ... Read More»

Proclamation on Women’s History Month, 2020

Issued on: February 29, 2020 Women have influenced and advanced every facet of American life and culture.  The strength, ingenuity, and spirit of our female leaders, innovators, and pioneers shape our Nation’s character, government, industry, families, and communities.  During Women’s History Month, we honor the women who have changed our Nation and the world, and we ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy in Mali Supports 16-Days of Activism to End Gender-Based Violence Campaign

According to the Information Management System on Gender-Based Violence (GBVIMS), 2,767 cases of gender-based violence (GBV) were recorded in Mali from January to September 2019, and the latest Malian Demographic and Health Survey notes that 96% of all Malian women and girls have survived sexual violence and gender-based violence. In 93% of cases, the abuser ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy in Mali Celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week

The lack of access to finance is one of the major barriers facing women entrepreneurs in marginalized communities across the world. When a woman wants to start or grow her own business, the odds of securing a business loan are heavily stacked against her. To mark Global Entrepreneurship Week, celebrated in November, the Embassy of ... Read More»

Release of the United States Strategy on Women, Peace, and Security

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State / June 11, 2019 Women around the world have an essential role in conflict prevention and resolution, security provision, peace processes, and countering terrorism.  For over a decade, the United States has been a leader in promoting global peace and stability by empowering women to take on ... Read More»

Statement by USAID Administrator Mark Green on the U.S. Strategy on Women, Peace and Security

For Immediate Release Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Office of Press Relations Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: The Women, Peace, and Security Act, signed into law by President Trump in 2017, demonstrates the United States’ commitment to addressing the challenges faced by women and girls in conflict- and disaster-affected areas around the world. Consistent with the ... Read More»

USAID’s Food for Peace Partnership with UNICEF Saves Lives in Mali

November 16, 2016 Recurrent natural disasters and severe poverty contribute to food insecurity in Mali, while civil conflict since 2012 has exacerbated food insecurity and spurred population displacement. In 2018, an estimated 4.6 million people are food insecure and 1.1 million people are affected by or at risk of malnutrition, according to the UN. As ... Read More»

International Women’s Day 2016 Social Media Campaign

This year, in recognition of International Women’s Day, the Embassy of the United States in Mali recognized 30 courageous and talented Malian women through a month-long Facebook campaign.  Every day, for 30 days, the Embassy highlighted the work of each woman and their achievements.  The Embassy has had the honor of working with these women ... Read More»
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