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In Case You Missed It: Afghan Entrepreneur Blazes Trail
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:
Strengthening Egypt’s Refugee Programs
WE Lead Scholar Noha Sebaiee shares how critical international support in Egypt is to helping asylum seekers build successful futures.
Women’s Economic Participation in Afghanistan
WE Lead Scholar Shahnaz Nasr shares how she is fostering economic empowerment for women in Afghanistan.
Dreamer to Achiever
In Egypt, it was not common for women to run or play sports in public. 2013 WE Lead Scholar Mariz Doss worked to change that perception.