1 As we celebrate Women’s Month, we renew our commitment to support the economic and social empowerment of women. The Chargé d’Affaires of the United States Embassy, Natasha Franceschi, joined the Mayor of Tunisia, Souad Abderrahim, and the Governor, Kamel Fekih, to inaugurate two renovated public spaces in the historic Medina financed by USAID, the Agency of the United States for International Development, as part of the Femme Medina program. Chargé d’Affaires Franceschi visited women artisans in Bab Souika square and a women’s training center in Sidi Bechir, where the Municipality of Tunis worked with local women to transform these spaces into inclusive places to promote greater economic and social opportunities for women. women. This $500,000 USD initiative supports the creation of training centers, exhibitions to display handicrafts, open-air libraries, playgrounds and public gardens in the Tunis medina to generate new economic opportunities for women.