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Courageous Women in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Beyond: A Record of Success in Democratic Transition

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Publication Date: March 2008

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Andrea G. Bottner

Series: WebMemo

Topic: Politics (Political status)
Population and demographics (Women)

Keywords: Middle East; sub-Saharan Africa; women's rights; United States Agency for International Development

Type: Brief


Throughout the world, even in places ravaged by conflict--such as Iraq, Afghanistan, as well as countries in the Middle East and the Africa--women are increasingly emerging as courageous leaders. The United States and our international partners have much to do, but we do have progress to build upon.