Posts in Category: IWD2016

Saluting Unsung Champions, This International Women's Day and Beyond 

08-Mar-2016 Categories: Afghanistan IWD2016

The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is #Pledge for Parity. At IESC, we know that no community, no society, no nation can truly prosper when half the population is cut out of the equation.

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Finding a Voice, Finding a Path 

07-Mar-2016 Categories: Afghanistan IWD2016

Candid about her insecurities, relentlessly hardworking and quick to recognize those that helped her along the way, Najeba is blazing a trail. To me, she is bravery personified and a role model—not just to me, not just to women, but to all.

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RACHA Executive Director Chan Theary Talks Women's Empowerment  

05-Mar-2016 Categories: Cambodia IWD2016

Susan Gurley, IESC volunteer expert, completed two volunteer assignments in Cambodia, providing training and mentorship to a large health NGO called the Reproductive and Child Health Alliance. In recognition of International Women’s Day, Susan had a few questions for Chan Theary, the executive director of RACHA.

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For Women, The Struggle to "Have It All" is Universal 

04-Mar-2016 Categories: Dominican Republic IWD2016

Margarita is special. But she is also representative of countless Dominican women who find great value in their roles as mother, wife, sister, daughter, but also want to grow professionally and have positive impact in their communities and in their country. The struggle to have both is very real, but a firecracker like Margarita won’t let that stand in her way.

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Businesswomen Learn to Get "Real"  

02-Mar-2016 Categories: Georgia Ghana IWD2016 Volunteer Stories

"Before we could work effectively together, one of my key challenges was to assure the owner that her endeavor was, in fact, a real business as worthy as any other."

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The Far-Reaching Benefits of Women’s Economic Empowerment 

02-Mar-2016 Categories: IWD2016 Lebanon

For Nour, starting a business enabled her to assert her independence, support her family, and build her confidence. But not all women have that opportunity.

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