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Founder Dr. Terry Neese to Have Milestone Birthday Fun Raiser!

By On behalf of IEEW | November 2, 2022

IEEW’s founder Dr. Terry Neese is celebrating a milestone birthday. On December 1, 2022 Dr. Neese will be celebrating her 75th birthday. In lieu of gifts for her birthday this year, Dr. Neese is asking for a tax-deductible donation to the 2023 PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS program. We hope you can join the celebration! RSVP Here…

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Afghan Women Entrepreneurs Battle to Retain Economic Freedom

By On behalf of IEEW | October 19, 2022
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The Afghan Adjustment Act

By Anna Rohwer | May 10, 2022

Congress will soon vote on the passage of the Afghan Adjustment Act. The majority of Afghans evacuated to the US following our military withdrawal have only been granted temporary protection via humanitarian parole, which is due to expire this summer or next. Though they have the legal right to temporarily live and work in the…

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Afghan Women and the Battle for Their Rights

By On behalf of IEEW | April 14, 2022

Over the past two decades, Afghan women made significant progress in expanding their rights and gaining access to educational and economic opportunities in Afghanistan. In 2001, Afghanistan had an estimated 1 million students enrolled in school, most of whom were male. In 2020, less than 20 years later, there were more than 9.5 million Afghan…

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Left Behind but Not Forgotten

By On behalf of IEEW | April 13, 2022

Samman was one of two Afghan women who recently graduated from our PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® program in Rwanda, where she is now living as a refugee. We feel so honored that she was part of our class and invited her to share some thoughts on her experience.  Hi everyone! I am Samman Akbarzada, an author from…

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