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Upcoming Event: The New Generation of Afghan Women Leaders - Perspectives from Kabul and the Interna

Adela Raz (Simmons 20018 | Tufts Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy 2010) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan will join Anne Meskanen of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland to celebrate International Women's Day with an interactive discussion on the new generation of Afghan women leaders organized by the Ambassador of Finland to the United States, Kirsti Kauppi, Ambassador of Afghanistan to the United States, Hamdullah Mohib, Mrs. Lael Mohib, and the US-Afghan Women's Council. Thursday, March 8, 2018 3:00 - 5:00 PM Embassy of Finland 3301 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20008 CLICK TO RSVP BY MARCH 5, 2018 Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Affairs Ade

The Initiative To Educate Afghan Women Renews Advisory Board Charter, Welcomes Five New Members

Updated charter focuses on program design and delivery, student recruitment and support. PROVIDENCE, RI, Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - The Initiative To Educate Afghan Women (The Initiative) is pleased to announce the renewed charter of as well as the addition of five new members to its Advisory Board. Going forward into its fifteenth year, the Advisory Board will function as a working group of subject matter experts in the United States and Afghanistan focused on: program design and delivery student recruitment and support academic and employment partnership development raising awareness and endorsement of The Initiative in the US and Afghanistan The Initiative is honored to include five dis

Balqees Sayed to be Inducted into Psi Chi (ΨΧ) International Honor Society in Psychology

Balqees Sayed (Russell Sage College 2020), sophomore honors student of Psychology and Business Administration at Russell Sage College in Troy, New York, will be inducted into the Psi Chi (ΨΧ) International Honor Society in Psychology on Sunday, April 22, 2018. Psi Chi was founded in 1929 for the purposes of "encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology" and is one of the largest academic honor societies in the United States. Balqees was invited to lifetime membership by The Sage Colleges Department of Psychology (Patricia A. O’Connor, PhD, Department Chair) on February 2, 2018 based on her progress in the psychology program, her

Wadia Samadi Reports on Afghan Government's Workplace Policy on Women

Wadia Samadi (University of Richmond 2011), founder of Wadsam Afghan Business News, reported on a recent conference attended by over 150 officials from 36 ministries and agencies of the Afghan government regarding policy reforms to remove workplace barriers to women in government. The article, Afghan Government Reviews Policies Aimed at Removing Barriers to Women in Workplace, appeared in the Afghan Business section of the December 31, 2017 edition of her online business news journal. Reported are ten priorities for reform in the areas of policy, infrastructure and culture identified by a special study on workplace obstacles conducted by USAID | Afghanistan PROMOTE and the Afghan Ministry of

Upcoming Event: The New Generation of Afghan Women Leaders

Adela Raz (Simmons 2008 | Tufts Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy 2010) will join a discussion by an all-female delegation of high-level Afghan government officials about driving reform for progress and security hosted by The Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the US-Afghan Women's Council, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security and the Brookings Institution. Tuesday, February 13, 2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Service Employees International Union 1800 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20036 CLICK TO REGISTER In the post-Taliban era, women of Afghanistan have seen increased standards of living and equality, yet the gains are typically uneven and tenuous. Given it

The Initiative To Educate Afghan Women Pilots Professional Development Program

Two-semester academic enrichment, professional mentorship and leadership certification program puts outstanding professional women at the center of knowledge transfer from US to Afghan public and private organizations. PROVIDENCE, RI, Thursday, February 8, 2018 - The Initiative To Educate Afghan Women (The Initiative) is pleased to announce the addition of our new Professional Development Program. The two-semester academic enrichment, professional mentorship and leadership training program has two aims: 1) to promote Afghan professional women as change leaders and advocates within their industries and organizations; and 2) to position Afghan professional women at the center of partnerships t

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