On June 6, 2017, United States Department of Labor (USDOL) officially launched the project “Increasing Economic and Social Empowerment for Adolescent Girls and Vulnerable Women in Zambia” (EMPOWER), which aims to reduce the prevalence of child labor in the Eastern Province of Zambia. The project launch took place in Chipata district of the Province. At its opening event U.S. Ambassador to Zambia, Eric Schultz, Provincial Permanent Secretary, Chanda Kasolo, and EMPOWER Project Director Beyant Kabwe, gave introductory remarks and highlighted EMPOWER’s project objectives implemented by Winrock International and partners Panos Institute Southern Africa (PANOS) and Women and Resources in Eastern and Southern Africa (WARESA). The project received $5 million from the USDOL to implement its objectives over the course of four years, from 2016 to 2020.