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.
Reuters/Muhammad Hamed - Women take part in a demonstration after Friday prayers in Amman, held by the Islamic Action Front and other opposition parties to call for an end to Israel's military offensive in the Gaza Strip, July 18, 2014.
Lifting the Barriers for Economic Progress of Women in Jordan
September 15, 2014, Mayyada Abu Jaber
Despite increased employment opportunities for youth in Jordan, gender economic integration remains a challenge. Mayyada Abu Jaber discusses her forthcoming research on steps to lift the barriers for economic progress of women in Jordan, including increased focus on education.
Middle East and North Africa
August 19, 2014, Peter Quartey , George Owusu and Simon Bawakyillenuo
August 12, 2014, Fred Dews
July 2, 2014, Joanna Venator and Richard V. Reeves
Opinion | The Hindu
June 23, 2014, Shamika Ravi and Anuradha Sajjanhar
April 21, 2014, Hanif Zarrabi-Kashani
April 3, 2014, Joanna Venator and Richard V. Reeves
March 21, 2014, Homi Kharas and Christine Zhang
March 7, 2014, Jenny Alexander and Jenny Perlman Robinson
February 26, 2014, Madiha Afzal
February 10, 2014, Mudit Kapoor and Shamika Ravi
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