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Female Afghan General speaks at ISAF Coalition Women’s Equality Celebration

Female Afghan General speaks at ISAF Coalition Women’s Equality Celebration | Peace Cord | Scoop.it
Excited chatter filled the air as the crowd awaited the featured U.S. and Afghan female military guest speakers.
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Bringing change: Lyari girls say education is the only way up – The Express Tribune

Bringing change: Lyari girls say education is the only way up – The Express Tribune | Peace Cord | Scoop.it
Attend­ance is visibl­y higher at girls’ school­s than boys’.
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Malala Wins International Children's Peace Prize

Malala Wins International Children's Peace Prize | Peace Cord | Scoop.it
AMSTERDAM -- Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, an outspoken proponent of girls' education who survived a Taliban assassination attempt last year, has been awarded a top Dutch children's honor for her activism.
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Malala honoured with peace award - Independent.ie

Malala honoured with peace award - Independent.ie | Peace Cord | Scoop.it
A teenager shot in the head by the Taliban is to be honoured for her courage and determination.
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Taliban militants kidnap woman Afghan MP: officials

Taliban militants kidnap woman Afghan MP: officials | Peace Cord | Scoop.it
Taliban militants have kidnapped a female Afghan member of parliament, officials said today, in the latest example of prominent women being targeted in the country.
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The Dead Afghan’s Tale: How Afghanistan’s Poorest Bear the Brunt of the War | TIME.com

The Dead Afghan’s Tale: How Afghanistan’s Poorest Bear the Brunt of the War | TIME.com | Peace Cord | Scoop.it
The young boy does not say a word. His eyes water as he turns away, staring out the window or at the mud walls of his family home in Dasht-e-Qala, in Afghanistan’s northern Takhar province.
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Half the Sky | Independent Lens | PBS

Half the Sky | Independent Lens | PBS | Peace Cord | Scoop.it
The Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide website is part of a landmark transmedia project featuring a four-hour PBS primetime national and international broadcast of a documentary film inspired by Half the Sky:...
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Afghan Voices Speak Out - Part I of a Series

Afghan Voices Speak Out - Part I of a Series | Peace Cord | Scoop.it
Afghan Voices, a program training young adults in journalism and digital content production in Kabul, empowers the country’s people speak for themselves...
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Hope we'll see some light in this miserable spot
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A Social Entrepreneur Transforms a Nonprofit Into a Profit-Making Enterprise

A Social Entrepreneur Transforms a Nonprofit Into a Profit-Making Enterprise | Peace Cord | Scoop.it
Saul Garlick responds to reader comments about a case study that looked at ThinkImpact, an organization he founded.
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The Geography of Women's Economic Opportunity

The Geography of Women's Economic Opportunity | Peace Cord | Scoop.it
Mapping the treatment and opportunities afforded to women around the world
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Afghanistan, September 2012

Afghanistan, September 2012 | Peace Cord | Scoop.it
We tend to look at Afghanistan through the lens of conflict, with good reason. Deaths of American forces recently reached 2000 in the 11 years since US involvement in the country began.
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Danny Alexander hails women of Afghanistan as the future of democracy | The Liberal Democrats: News Detail

Official News from the Liberal Democrats, led by Nick Clegg. Find out what the Lib Dems are doing locally, nationally, in Europe and the world.
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Group Enables Afghan Women To Read, Write In Secret

Group Enables Afghan Women To Read, Write In Secret | Peace Cord | Scoop.it
By Leigh Cuen, dowser.org Despite constant dangers, Afghan women’s poetry continues to flourish.
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Afghanistan women’s football team defeats Kyrgyzstan

Afghanistan women’s football team defeats Kyrgyzstan | Peace Cord | Scoop.it
Afghanistan national women's football team defeated the national women's football team of Kyrgyzstan during a regional match, organized ahead of the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Gold Cup.
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US-Afghanistan security deal talks could resume soon

US-Afghanistan security deal talks could resume soon | Peace Cord | Scoop.it
Appointment of new negotiating team to thrash out deal raises hopes that talks suspended in June might soon restart
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How entrepreneurship is thriving in the Middle East

How entrepreneurship is thriving in the Middle East | Peace Cord | Scoop.it
Watch the full interview on "Fareed Zakaria GPS," this Sunday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN

Fareed speaks with Chris Schroeder, an entrepreneur and venture capitalist, about entrepreneurship in the Middle East.
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Yemeni girl from YouTube wants education, not marriage

Yemeni girl from YouTube wants education, not marriage | Peace Cord | Scoop.it
A young Yemeni girl stares defiantly into the camera. Her question is a shocking one, coming from an 11-year-old.
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Angelina Jolie opens girls-only school in Afghanistan

Angelina Jolie opens girls-only school in Afghanistan | Peace Cord | Scoop.it
The school is only open to girls in an area where boys' education is favored.
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A Day in the Life: People of Afghanistan (VIDEO) - Culture-ist

A Day in the Life: People of Afghanistan (VIDEO) - Culture-ist | Peace Cord | Scoop.it
A gripping video by filmmakers Lukas and Salome Augustin depicting the daily lives of the people of Afghanistan.
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Graveyard picnic bomb kills 14 women and children in Afghan east | Reuters

Graveyard picnic bomb kills 14 women and children in Afghan east | Reuters | Peace Cord | Scoop.it
KABUL (Reuters) - A bomb planted in an Afghan graveyard killed 14 women and children on Thursday, many of them picnicking at the graveside of a family member during the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday, officials...
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Far & Wide Collective: Helping Afghan Women Artisans Reach Overseas Buyers

Far & Wide Collective: Helping Afghan Women Artisans Reach Overseas Buyers | Peace Cord | Scoop.it
The best way to empower Afghan women is to give them market access, says Hedvig Alexander.
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Why invest in women? Infographic

Why invest in women? Infographic | Peace Cord | Scoop.it

USAID has created this excellent infographic that shows why investing in women's health, education and empowerment leads to more prosperous and just societies: .


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malek's curator insight, July 9, 2013 9:34 AM

Investing in women creates a multiplying effect beyond the individual woman, extending benefits to her family and community.