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The Dasht-e-Barchi women’s sewing group meets every week in one of the members’ homes. Each of the women comes bringing a plastic carrier bag filled with cloth, beads, and spools of thread.

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With practical business and numeracy skills, as well as marketable vocational skill (like tailoring or embroidery), women can begin to generate vital additional income for their families. 

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“There are two Afghanistans – one dominated by the headlines of violence and the other captured in the untold stories and actions of courageous activists and everyday Afghans working to rebuild,” shared Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist David Rohde during Women for W

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It’s no surprise that mothers have a great impact on their children’s educational achievements. In the developing world, a mother’s level of education can determine her child’s chance of survival.

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Around the world, mothers are united by their shared experiences, for the sacrifices they make to put their children's needs first, and for the inspiration they give us all.

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Zarghuna showing a garment made
in her factory in Kabul. 

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They call themselves “Agaseke”. It’s because they had “a vision ahead of them,” they explain, as they sit together weaving baskets and making beads.

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This week, people across Rwanda are coming together to remember the terrible genocide 21 years ago, and to stand together for the future of their country.

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What does a global women's empowerment organization have to do with the NCAA March Madness tournament? More than you might think! 

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Being able to earn an income and support herself and her children has changed the way Joyce views herself and her life. She has more self-confidence, and hope for the future. “I am now free from stress,” she says.

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