Afghanistan

Inspiring a Woman a World Away - Paula Loyd's Incredible Legacy

By AT&T
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A woman who lost her life while serving as a Civil-Military Officer with the United Nations in Afghanistan is seeing her legacy being carried out through AT&T’s Peace Through Business program.

You never know how your vision will inspire others.

STAR India Will Air 'Girl Rising' Documentary on Girls' Empowerment with Help of Bollywood Stars

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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.

How One Small Step Makes Big Changes for Women

By: Homa Usmany
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Peace Through Business is funded by AT&T. Homa Usmany is a graduate of this program.

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Peace Through Business is funded by AT&T. Homa Usmany is a graduate of this program.

Twenty Women Who Are Changing the World

By: Jennifer Gamboa-Haker
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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.

Afghan and Rwandan Women Entrepreneurs Arrive in Dallas for Business Program

PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® program aims to empower women globally through U.S. based mentorship and leadership training opportunities
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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.

FedEx and Trees for Troops Deliver Holiday Joy Across the Globe

By Jessica Kibling, FedEx Freight Communications
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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.

Building Economic Stability through Education and Empowerment

By Charlene Lake, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer
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Over the last two weeks I’ve had the pleasure of spending time with an incredible group of women entrepreneurs who have traveled thousands of miles to be in Dallas for PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS®.

Women Entrepreneurs From Afghanistan and Rwanda Come to Dallas for Business and Leadership Training

PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® program aims to empower women globally
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Some have lived through war, and some have languished in poverty, yet all have persevered and are coming to Dallas to celebrate their past achievements and the promise for a better tomorrow. This month, twenty-eight women entrepreneurs from Afghanistan and Rwanda will arrive for the final phase of the 2014 PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® program.

Doing Business in Afghanistan the B Corp Way

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(3BL Media/Just Means) - Based in Afghanistan, Roshan is changing the world's outlook on the country, changing the nation’s reputation from 'post-conflict' to innovation, security and equality: A Benefit Corporation ranking in the top 10% for Community and Workers among other B Corps. ISO certified for technology, customer care and sales.  2013 Award Recipient as the Most Innovative Company of the Year, the CSR Program of the Year, Customer Service Department of the Year for the International Business Awards for Middle East & Africa. And the list could go on and on.

Afghan Girls’ School Feared hit by Poison Gas

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By Folad Hamdard

As many as 74 schoolgirls in Afghanistan’s far north fell sick after smelling gas and were being examined for possible poisoning, local officials said on Sunday.

While instances of poisoning are sometimes later found to be false alarms, there have been numerous substantiated cases of mass poisonings of schoolgirls by elements of Afghanistan’s ultra-conservative society that are opposed to female education.

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