The Initiative To Educate Afghan Women is a non-profit education and leadership development program working to create the next generation of women leaders in Afghanistan. The Initiative is exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.


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January 30, 2018

Husband of beloved and visionary Initiative co-founder continues late wife’s commitment to education and gender equality.

PROVIDENCE, RI, Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - The Initiative To Educate Afghan Women welcomes M. Arthur (Art) Gensler Jr., FAIA, FIIDA, RIBA as Honorary Chair of its Board...

January 9, 2018

Adela Raz (Simmons 2008 | Tufts Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy 2010), Deputy Foreign Minister of Economic Affairs of Afghanistan commented on the struggle of young women in positions of power in the January 9, 2018 New York Times article, Cutting Into Afghan Patronage: A Struggle to...

January 3, 2018

Manal Omar, Leadership Academy 2016 volunteer lecturer cherished by The Initiative's students, presented "Women At The Negotiating Table – The Missing Peace in Peacebuilding" at TEDx San Diego. In her brilliant, thought-provoking TEDx talk, Manal describes the need for the peacebuilding co...

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