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Launched in 2021 and funded by the U.S. State Department Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues (S/GWI), LRF program addresses barriers to women's full and effective participation in economic life. LRF approaches women's economic empowerment as an intersectional challenge, closely tied to other impediments to gender equality. Confronting the root causes of inequality requires closing gaps in national legal frameworks and affecting policy/regulatory reforms, as well as supporting full implementation of de jure systems to translate into de facto lived experiences for women worldwide.

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