The visit from the 2014 Women’s Initiative Fellows was the highlight of our year here at the National Cowgirl Museum. As with the two groups we had the honor of hosting from Egypt, we once again were reminded by these remarkable women from Tunisia that the “cowgirl spirit” is not defined by geography but by the strength, determination, and courage shared by women worldwide.
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.