Positive Change and Progress in the Status of Women

  THE STATUS OF WOMEN IN THE WORLD TODAY     Since the early days of the Industrial Revolution, women in Europe and North America have made considerable progress towards equality with men, although much remains still to be done. Of course, the industrialization of Western countries at first had not improved the status of women, but had degraded them even further by exploiting them and their children in factories as cheap labor. In the preceding relatively prosperous … [Read more...]

Micro-finance: Afghanistan Women Mean Business!

  Afghanistan Women Mean Business!    Nasrine Gross mingles with some of the female students in the street. Ms. Gross is the founder of an unusual literacy training program that requires husbands and wives to attend class together. The classes are held in simple homes down a dirt street in Kabul. (Courtesy of Max Gross) http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/aug/30/opportunities-expand-empowered-afghan-women/   The Washington Post shares this story of Hassina Syed, a true inspiration for … [Read more...]

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