Who is Bethany Kozma?
Despite the charge of her office, Kozma has no leadership experience in international development nor women’s rights. She has an extensive history of fighting to take away transgender rights — an effort that she is now empowered to bring to a global scale.
During a 2018 United Nations meeting, Kozma called the U.S. "a pro-life country," a claim that misrepresents strong domestic support for abortion.Newsweek
Kozma argued to remove all mentions of modern contraceptives from official U.N. documentation, even though part of USAID’s mission is to increase global access to these services.The Independent
She spearheaded a campaign to take away civil rights protections for transgender youth.International Women's Health Coalition (IWHC)
...[T]his radical agenda of subjective ‘gender fluidity’ and unrestricted shower and bathroom access actually endangers all.”
Senior Advisor, Office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment
She argued that there’s a direct link between sexual predators and transgender people’s right to access the bathrooms of their choice.GLAAD
She’s belittled the identities of transgender people by referring to trans youth as gender- confused children.Newsweek
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
One of the largest official aid agencies in the world, USAID provides U.S. foreign development assistance to over 100 countries. Its programs are tasked with helping reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance, and empower women.