Women’s participation in decision-making, leadership, entrepreneurial, access to rights is important as a right in itself. priorities and strengths resulting from their life experiences, which are often different from men’s. Private sector businesses that have female leaders tend to deliver stronger financial performance. In all development programming, we will promote women’s decision-making, whether by seeking to ensure equal participation by women and men on community committees supporting our programs. WISE will support women’s enterprise, women-led organizations, networks and coalitions wherever possible, particularly those giving a voice to marginalized groups such as women with disabilities, indigenous women or young women and girls. It is important that we ensure women participate, recognizing women can be powerful agents for change. Building gender equality into reconstruction efforts can help to ensure more lasting peace.