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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This week, our Afghan Women’s Project team was pleased to see this article in TIME magazine, written by a U.S.

Frida Ben Attia, a clinical psychologist and researcher in clinical trauma in Tunis, Tunisia, is a member of the 2014 Women’s Initiative Fellowship class.

Jay Carson, Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations at The Cox School of Business, was asked by the Women’s Initiative team to lead the first of five in country trainings for the current class of Tunisian fellows. He traveled to Tunis, Tunisia for 3 days of training with the fellows and has authored the following blog regarding his account.