Posts tagged ‘Women’s Foreign Policy Group’

WFPG is hiring interns for Fall 2011! @wfpg

WFPG is hiring part-time and full-time interns for fall 2011!  Applications are due August 15th.  For more info, visit

July 20, 2011 at 1:31 pm Leave a comment

Event: “Women’s Political Participation In The Middle East: The Changing Political Landscape”

On Thursday, June 23rd, the Women’s Foreign Policy Group will co-host a panel discussion on women’s political participation in the Middle East with speakers May Kosba, Sanja Kelly, and Charles Dunne.  The event is free, and lunch will be served, but you must RSVP.  The event will be held at Freedom House, located at 1301 Connecticut Ave., NW, in Washington, D.C.



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June 14, 2011 at 12:46 pm 1 comment

Book Discussion: The Dressmaker of Khair Khana

If you’re in the D.C. area, join the Women’s Foreign Policy Group for a discussion of The Dressmaker of Khair Khana with author (and HWHTW favorite) Gayle Tzemach Lemmon.

“In The Dressmaker of Khair Khana, journalist and author Gayle Tzemach Lemmon tells the story of Kamela Sediqi, the unlikely breadwinner who became an entrepreneur in Afghanistan under the Taliban. Desperate to support her brothers and sisters and unable to earn a living outside the home, she started a dressmaking business in her living room which offered work to 100 women in her community. Together these unsung heroines made the difference between survival and starvation for their families under Taliban rule.”

Thursday, March 17, 2011, 5:30 p.m.
Reception and Program

Academy for Educational Development
1875 Connecticut Ave., NW, 8th Floor Board Room
Washington, DC

The program will be followed by a book signing with the author, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon.
Space is limited. Advance registration is required.

Click here to register

WFPG Members— $15      Non-Members— $20

March 13, 2011 at 2:30 pm Leave a comment

Reporting LIVE from Indian Ambassador Shankar’s Discussion of the U.S. – India Relationship

Tonight the Women’s Foreign Policy Group hosted a discussion at the Indian Ambassador’s Residence on the U.S. – India relationship. Indian Ambassador Meera Shankar presented on recent expansions of cooperation between the two countries in the areas of technology, security, and trade. Afterward, I asked Ambassador Shankar about women’s role in the U.S. – India relationship. She replied that the two countries have recently established a formal women’s dialogue, similar to the technology-focused initiative. She also described some new women-centric political reforms in India. For example, she cited a new rule requiring 30% representation of women in local/municipal governing bodies, giving 100 million women influence over the decisions made in their villages.

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September 14, 2010 at 9:58 pm Leave a comment

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