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Seventy Years and Counting: The Long Wait for World Bank Gender Safeguards

Winnie Byanyima | Posted 06.24.2015 | Impact
Winnie Byanyima

For the past 70 years, the World Bank has strived to foster worldwide economic development, all while taking care not to cause undue harm in its wake. It has had some great successes and some humbling defeats. Now, in 2015, it's time the Bank makes good on its promise to ensure women are not harmed by but rather can contribute to and benefit equally from Bank investments.

Can Disaster Be Averted for the Women of Afghanistan?

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics
Ida Lichter, M.D.

There is a potential catastrophe looming when foreign troops leave Afghanistan, as the central government could well sacrifice women and girls in future negotiations with the Taliban.

Brave Afghan Women on the Front Lines of Change

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 08.04.2013 | World
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

The defeat of the EVAW bill flags how culture trumps faith in many Islamic countries including Afghanistan. I wonder what it is that deters Muslims from taking the right path?