Women play a vital role in the success and prosperity of every nation, yet in many parts of the world women and girls are illiterate and denied basic human rights.

Improving the lives of women and girls with education and economic opportunity provides the fastest way to growing a nation’s economy, raising living standards, and promoting peace.  The Women’s Initiative at the Bush Institute works within the Institute’s areas of policy engagement to improve access to education, health care, and economic opportunity for women and children.  In addition, the Initiative has its own programs and projects.

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In case you missed it, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette published an article last week by US. Representative French Hill (AR-2).

At the Bush Institute, we envision a world where all children have access to education, women are living healthy, vibrant lives, and the economic life of countries is spurred by the active inclusion of women.  Through our work across the Women’s Initiative (including the

Investments in women are investments that pay off for communities and countries.  Research shows that when women are able to earn an income, they reinvest 90 percen