The USAID/Senegal mission has made concerted efforts over the past few years to identify gender issues and to address gender inequalities in its programming. It has numerous projects that target women or men in order to overcome identified disparities, and which conduct the work through inclusive, community-based efforts to ensure that both men and women are made aware of the activities and to encourage their mutual participation. Yet Senegal exhibits many areas of gender disparities. According to the Global Gender Gap Index, Senegal ranks in 102nd place out of 134 countries. The mission is committed to improving the status of women and reducing gender inequalities in the design of its upcoming five year strategy.