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Tue, Jul 20, 2021

Kohistany interviewed by NPR on her experience as an Afghan in the US military

Forward Defense Nonresident Senior Fellow Lyla Kohistany speaks to NPR on her experience as an Afghan in the US military.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Mon, Jul 19, 2021

Women in Venture Capital: “We don’t need to fix women—we need to fix the system,” says Middle East investment executive

On July 14, 2021 the Atlantic Council’s empowerME Initiative held a workshop featuring a keynote fireside chat with Lazard Gulf Limited CEO Farah Foustok. Read the key takeaways.

MENASource by Stefanie H. Ali

Economy & Business Middle East

Mon, Jul 12, 2021

Event recap: The importance of inclusivity in the Afghan peace process

An event recap for the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center and Afghanistan’s Mechanism for Inclusive Peace (AMIP)'s discussion on the importance of inclusivity in the Afghan peace process.

Event Recap by Fahim Ahmad

Afghanistan Civil Society

Wed, Jun 30, 2021

Letter in support of the Afghan people by friends of Afghanistan: As US and NATO forces withdraw, we must not abandon the Afghan people and their democratic republic

This is an open letter organized by a coalition of Afghan women and friends of Afghanistan. The Afghan Women’s Network together with a larger coalition of Our Voices - Our Future and Together Stronger work to achieve peace and demand an end to the conflict and an equal representation of women across fields in Afghanistan. We believe in inclusive, just, practical, and sustainable peace in which women are equal citizens of Afghanistan.

SouthAsiaSource

Afghanistan Human Rights

Tue, Jun 29, 2021

Saudi Gazette covered empowerME’s Igniting Women’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Saudi Arabia workshop

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Entrepreneurship

Mon, Jun 28, 2021

Shahid joins Clubhouse to discuss family planning and politics in India

In the News by Atlantic Council

India Politics & Diplomacy

Mon, Jun 28, 2021

Princess Reema tells Saudi women entrepreneurs to dream big

On June 23, 2021 the Atlantic Council’s empowerME Initiative held a workshop featuring a keynote fireside chat with Saudi Ambassador to the United States, Her Royal Highness Princess Reema Bint Bandar Al Saud, which was moderated by US Embassy Riyadh Chargé D’Affaires Martina Strong, and a panel discussion with Endeavor Saudi Arabia Managing Director Lateefa Alwaalan, 500 Startups MENA Partner Amal Dokhan, S&P Global Chief Public & Government Affairs Officer Courtney Geduldig, and UPS Vice President for Community Relations Esther Ndichu, which was moderated by empowerME Director and Resident Senior Fellow Amjad Ahmad.

MENASource by Stefanie H. Ali

Economy & Business Entrepreneurship

Thu, Jun 24, 2021

A look at Iran’s new First Lady

It’s important to take a close look at President-elect Ebrahim Raisi's wife, Jamileh Alamolhoda, and, more importantly, how the couple will impact women’s rights in Iran.

IranSource by Fatemeh Haghighatjoo

Iran Middle East

Wed, Jun 16, 2021

REVIVING India’s informal workforce and entrepreneurs

Join the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center and Samhita's Collective Good Foundation for a conversation on what the leaders of the REVIVE Alliance have learned about creating meaningful partnerships that support the revival, resilience and prosperity of informal sector workers, with a focus on women’s livelihoods, amid the pandemic stricken economy. This conversation will be available to watch on Wednesday, June 23rd at 10 AM EST / 19:30 PM IST.

SouthAsiaSource by South Asia Center

Economy & Business India

Mon, Jun 14, 2021

The importance of inclusivity in the Afghan peace process

The Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center and the Afghanistan Mechanism for Inclusive Peace (AMIP) host a conversation on the importance of an inclusive peace process in Afghanistan that truly reflects the people whom it represents.

SouthAsiaSource by Atlantic Council

Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding Resilience & Society