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In Case You Missed It: Afghan Entrepreneur Blazes Trail
Afghan women like Fereshteh Forough are stepping out of the boundaries of traditional thoughts and creating spaces for women to actively participate in the work force of their country.
According to WorldBank.org, women make up a marginal 16% of the total labor force in Afghanistan. An upward trend sparks hope that women are becoming more involved in the workplace, but it is up to revolutionaries willing to step out of the boundaries of traditional thoughts and create spaces for women to actively participate.
One such leader is Fereshteh Forough, a woman entrepreneur who started a female-only coding school to provide her peers with relevant education, thus creating opportunities for these women to embrace their talents and engage in society. The full article, published by News Deeply, is below:
Online Freelance: An Unexplored Opportunity for Women’s Economic Empowerment
Bush Institute WE Lead Scholar Hana Elghoul shares how her organization empowers women from Tunisia, and throughout the MENA region, with the necessary tools to find online freelance job opportunities.
Why WE Lead: The Day Mrs. Laura Bush Visited Us in Amman
WE Lead Scholar Ruba Rihani writes about a recent visit by President and Mrs. Bush to her nonprofit organization in Amman, Jordan that provides leadership and vocational training to Jordanian women and Syrian refugees.
A Dad’s Perspective on Empowering Girls
Fighting for women's empowerment shouldn’t be a woman’s struggle alone. Support from male allies is needed, and that support begins with dads and father figures.