(Tony Sifert, Headline USA) In a Fact Sheet outlining the “Biden-Harris” administration’s efforts on behalf of “maternal health,” the White House once more touted its enormously expensive global commitment to “gender equity and equality.”
Rising inflation? Skyrocketing gas prices? Daily financial assaults on the American middle and working classes?
At a meeting of the United Nations Generation Equality Forum in June 2021, Vice President Kamala Harris committed the United States — as part of the first official National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality — to “mobilizing” at least $12 billion “to advance gender equality . . . across the globe.”
According to the White House, the billions were to be spread out to average $2.4 billion per year, from January 2021 through December 2025.
President Biden repeated that demand for more than $2 billion in an address on International Women’s Day.
“I’m proud that my FY 2023 Budget will request $2.6 billion for foreign assistance programs that promote gender equality worldwide, more than doubling the amount requested for gender programs last year,” Biden said.
Among other things, the omnibus bill set aside $200 million for a new Gender Equity and Equality Action Fund, at least $50 million of which must be set aside “for programs specifically designed to increase leadership opportunities for women in countries where women and girls suffer discrimination due to law, policy, or practice.”
Heritage Foundation fellow Jay Richards called omnibus item “a massive global slush fund to promote abortion and gender ideology.”
According to a report at Real Clear Policy, few details have been released about where the administrations projected “gender equity” funding is going to go, and warned that “funding for foreign assistance programs often results in waste because of its decentralized nature.”