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US President Donald Trump signed a memorandum to launch the Women's Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative-a first-of-its-kind, whole-of-government approach to women's economic empowerment One of the programmes will be launched in West Bengal.

Trump said the initiative was not only envisioned as an opportunity to provide economic assistance to women in the developing world, but also has ties into national security.

Trump has twice tried unsuccessfully to slash USAID's budget by a third, and his "America first" foreign policy has sought to limit the United States' role as an worldwide leader.

That potential was on display at the White House where women from around the world met with President Donald Trump as he signed a memorandum allocating $50 million to help women business owners.

In a rare interview on Good Morning America, Ivanka told people not to expect her to speak against the administration's more sexist policies because she's not "president of all women's issues".

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Before the Oval Office ceremony Thursday, Ivanka Trump gathered stakeholders for a roundtable discussion, where she said that the initiative lays out "an ambitious goal, but we're going to get there".

Trump said the initiative will aim to make resources available to women through education and vocational training, help women gain access to capital to execute on entrepreneurial ideas and aim to promote women's interests in countries where there are legal and cultural barriers hampering women's engagement.

"We're proud of our legacy of being a generous nation, looking to uplift others around the world".

Zambakhidze was struggling until she turned to the US government for help and received a $125,000 grant.

The initiative builds on previous White House efforts to help women internationally. "We can not tolerate a leaky valve or a back-door into these networks", Senator Maria Cantwell, a member of the committee, said during her opening remarks, calling on Trump to provide Congress with "a real, quantifiable 5G threat assessment".

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