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Workforce Development for Women in Nigeria Requires a Cultural Shift 

05-Mar-2017 Categories: Gender International Women's Day

Nigeria has the largest economy in Africa, with a GDP of more than $500 billion, and yet women face systemic challenges which prevent their participation in the economy. 

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When Women Help Women, Entrepreneurs Thrive 

04-Mar-2017 Categories: International Women's Day Mali Sri Lanka

Women in West African cultures—some of which are historically matrilineal—hold positions of respect and strength. As the providers of shelter, food, wisdom, and comfort, they have often been called to firmly hold their communities together in the face of conflict and strife. It is not uncommon for women to turn to entrepreneurship—often at a very young age—to support their immediate and extended families. 

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IESC, Big Bird, and National Defense 

Remembering IESC Employee Ward Chamberlin, Jr.
03-Mar-2017 Categories: Press Releases

IESC is sad to hear of the passing of one of its early employees, Ward Chamberlin Jr., who died on February 23, 2017, at the age of 95.

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Powered by Chocolate, Women Drive Community Change  

The smell of chocolate in the air is heady, even a bit distracting, as I sit down to talk with about 10 women who run Chocolala and Chocal, two factories in the northern Altamira region of Dominican Republic. 

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Be Bold for Change 

02-Mar-2017 Categories: Afghanistan International Women's Day

We are committed to growing strong resilient economies that can withstand tumult and crises, be it disease, natural disaster, political instability, or armed conflict. To do that, you must have the participation of half of the world’s people.

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IESC Volunteer Lynda Swenson Named VEGA Volunteer of the Year 2016 

14-Dec-2016 Categories: Egypt Lebanon Press Releases Volunteer Stories

On International Volunteer Day, VEGA recognized Lynda Swenson for her extensive history of volunteering—which includes over 50 volunteer assignments in the last 10 years.

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ABADE Organizes Expo to Increase Sales of Afghan Products 

28-Oct-2016 Categories: Afghanistan Press Releases

On October 18, ABADE hosted an exhibition in Mazar-e-Sharif aimed at increasing sales of Afghan products. 

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With New Skills Come New Attitudes 

12-Oct-2016 Categories: Afghanistan Our Impact

For civil servants at the Afghan Ministry of Agriculture in Kandahar, learning new skills was an eye-opening experience.

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An Entrepreneur Focused on Helping Women 

12-Oct-2016 Categories: Mali Our Impact
Sanogo Diarra's fruit processing company has created good jobs for women in her community.... read more
 

In Cambodia, Organizations Get Closer to Achieving their Missions 

12-Oct-2016 Categories: Cambodia Our Impact

With robust training, a Cambodian NGO is transformed into a leader.

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