Afghanistan

In Afghanistan, Investing in Women Inspires Change

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Jennifer L. Windsor

The vast majority of the news coming out of Afghanistan is about increased insecurity, war, poverty and youth leaving the country to seek refuge elsewhere, but this is not the whole story. Many Afghans are working in big and small ways to empower themselves and build a better future for their children. Undeterred by the barriers and obstacles they face, Afghan women are on the front lines working to rebuild Afghanistan. They are creating businesses, running schools, joining the police force, advocating for education and participating in public life. These women are pioneers who warrant headlines and investment.

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