On Saturday, May 18, Afghanistan’s parliament failed to pass the Elimination of Violence Against Women Law, which sought to criminalize violence against women, combat child marriage, and provide shelters for victims of domestic abuse. Initial protections for women in Afghanistan were instated b
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.