(New York Times) President-elect Donald J. Trump’s transition team asked the State Department this week to submit details of programs and jobs aimed at promoting gender equality, rattling State Department employees concerned that the incoming administration will roll back a cornerstone project of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
The one-page memo, a copy of which was provided to The New York Times on Thursday, directed employees to outline "existing programs and activities to promote gender equality, such as ending gender-based violence, promoting women’s participation in economic and political spheres, entrepreneurship, etc."
It also requested a list of positions "whose primary functions are to promote such issues" — though not the names of people in those positions — as well as how much funding was directed to gender-related programs in 2016. The United States Agency for International Development also received the request, according to a senior official there.
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