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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Liberating Africa’s Entrepreneurs

Speech Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State Addis Ababa, Ethiopia United Nations Economic Commission for Africa February 19, 2020 SECRETARY POMPEO:  Good morning everyone.  Vera, thank you.  Thank you for the kind introduction.  Thank you all very much for welcoming me.  Let’s see, there we go.  Vera, I think we got the lapel mike.  Here we go.  Good morning.  Really, good morning ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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: press@usaid.gov 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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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