Women make up more than half of the world’s population but are frequently overlooked in international affairs, their unique set of strengths and vulnerabilities often ignored. Brookings experts discuss the impact that improving education for girls and women can have on development and poverty levels, as well as issues including gender inequality, protection of women during conflict and gender-based violence.
Attendees watch as U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama and television presenter Oprah Winfrey participate in the White House's "United State of Women" summit in Washington, U.S. June 14, 2016.
Enabling female entrepreneurs and beyond
July 25, 2016, Eyerusalem Siba
Despite multiple benefits, many African women face cultural and social barriers to becoming entrepreneurs. In this blog, Eyerusalem Siba discusses the steps needed to promote female entrepreneurship.
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