How Female Government Officials are Fighting for a New Afghanistan
War has consumed Afghanistan for the past 17 years, so it’s unsurprising that the country ranks 152 out of 153 on the Women, Peace, and Security Index. The Index reports that the average schooling for women lags at a regional low of four years, while legal discrimination within the court system is the second highest with a score of 45 out of 84 (0 being the best).
Helping USAID organize and launch the Women’s Empowerment Fair with the support of Afghanistan’s First Lady
On April 25, 2017, Afghanistan’s First Lady Rula Ghani launched the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Women’s Empowerment Fair in Kabul, Afghanistan. This event showcased the work undertaken over the past ten years by a number of projects and organizations including the Tetra Tech-implemented USAID Women’s Leadership Development (WLD) project and the USAID Initiative to Strengthen Local Administrations (ISLA).
Five of Afghanistan's leading female coaches, nonprofit directors and sports professionals visited the FOX Sports headquarters in Los Angeles on May 12 to discuss how best to encourage young women in their home country to participate in sports. The International Visitors Council of Los Angeles (IVCLA) arranged the trip as part of the U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program for professional and cultural exchanges.
On Saturday, August 29, STAR India's flagship channel Star Plus will air Girl Rising, an acclaimed documentary from Academy Award nominee Richard E. Robbins that raises awareness of gender inequality and advocates for women's empowerment. The film is the centerpiece of the Girl Rising campaign, which promotes women's rights around the world, and this broadcast will be the first time the film has been shown in India.
Throughout my career, there have been many women who have encouraged and inspired me to be better. Today, I’m proud to celebrate twenty such women as they graduate from the PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® program.
PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® program aims to empower women globally through U.S. based mentorship and leadership training opportunities
DALLAS, July 7, 2015 – Over the next week, 20 women entrepreneurs from Afghanistan and Rwanda will arrive in Dallas to participate in the 2015 PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® program. PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS®, part of the Institute of the Economic Empowerment of Women (IEEW), provides training and mentorship to female entrepreneurs that equip and empower them to transform their lives, their communities and, ultimately, their home countries.
While many people gather with their loved ones to celebrate the holidays, some, like those serving in the military, spend the holidays oceans apart.
But with the help of the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation and FedEx, Trees for Troops delivers a bit of holiday cheer to our Armed Forces and their families in the form of free live Christmas trees. More than 17,000 military families will celebrate the holidays this year with trees from the program.