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Democracy That Delivers #161: Women and Refugees in the LIFE Project

06.18.2019 |
  This week on Democracy That Delivers, we highlight CIPE’s work in helping refugee populations in the MENA region, especially women, ahead of International Refugee Day on June 20th. Women comprise 49% of the Syrian refugees living outside of camps in Turkey, and more strikingly, 95% of ...

Women’s Economic Participation in Afghanistan

06.17.2019
Since the fall of the Taliban in 2001, Afghanistan has experienced economic growth and increased access to public services. However, socio-economic outcomes have not improved. Nearly half of the population falls within or below the poverty line. According to the World Bank, the poverty rate stagnate...

Women are the Key to Economic Opportunity in MENA

03.29.2019
As women in the Middle East and North Africa lead efforts to advance economic opportunity in their countries, developing a greater understanding of economic reform to promote free markets through improved skills in advocacy becomes vital to their success.  To support these efforts, the Center for ...

Amid Negotiations, Future of Women’s Rights in Afghanistan Still Uncertain

03.08.2019
On February 28, over 700 Afghan women traveled from across the country to Kabul to take a stand for preserving women’s rights during ongoing peace negotiations between the United States and the Taliban. Gathered at a conference, women made their demands clear: there could be no peace without wome...

Lebanon Needs More Transparency of Foreign Aid Inflows

02.28.2019
On January 31, following months of political gridlock, Lebanon formed a new government, led by Prime Minister Saad Hariri. Parliamentary elections were held for the first time in nearly a decade in May of 2018, and political factions had failed to agree to a new government in the ensuing months. No...
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