Twenty-five years ago, the fall of the Berlin Wall marked the collapse of communism in Europe. But while the end came seemingly quickly, the journey to November 9, 1989 began a decade earlier in communist Poland.
On Tuesday, the 2014 Women’s Initiative Fellows returned to Tunisia after five productive, thought-provoking and stimulating weeks in the United States. The Fellows visited compelling civil society organizations, leading companies, received inspiring advice from women leaders and partnered with their mentors to develop an action plan.
This storyline will only grow larger, too, when you consider that the Census Bureau projects we will become a majority-minority country in another 30 years. Whites will remain the largest group, but no group will have a majority.
One of the most significant challenges in states like Texas and California is making sure their large number of immigrant students receives a quality education. The work often involves dealing with students with limited English skills and equipping them with the tools to learn at grade level.
As a parent, teacher, principal, superintendent and commissioner of education, I have witnessed the spark in a child’s eye when they are sitting in a demanding classroom, struggling with a concept but then experience the thrill of “getting it right.”
“When I was younger, I just used to look for pictures of Silicon Valley,” she said. “And I dreamed of being there one day, and that just wasn’t possible for me.” Nesrine's dream became reality last week.
Millions of Afghans witnessed a colorful display of democracy in action Saturday as voters flocked to the polls to vote in historic presidential elections. Twitter and Facebook are brimming with images of Afghan women emerging from polling centers cloaked in blue burqas, some wearing headscarves, others carrying toddlers – but all holding up fingers stained with purple election ink, a gesture of defiance against Taliban intimidation and a return to past oppression.
As Afghanistan prepares for this week’s historic presidential elections that could shape the future of women’s rights nationwide, a delegation of Afghan entrepreneurs is touring the the United States to advance economic empowerment for women in the workplace.