Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
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Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
When the Taliban captured Kabul in 1996 after a searing, four-year civil war, they immediately instituted laws which fit their utopic vision of the time…
The military alone cannot end the conflict in Afghanistan. On that much nearly everyone can agree, offering a rare island of consensus among sides otherwise…
The draconian prohibitions of the Taliban years and the gains Afghan women have achieved since the Taliban government was overthrown in 2001 are now well…
Numerically speaking, half the population cannot be a minority. Yet when it comes to women, the numbers plainly show that the mathematically impossible is the…
My mother worked at the telephone company during the day and sold Tupperware at night. Evenings, she took classes when she could at University of…
Microfinance does not require previous experience or loans to the same extent as a small-business loan, so it’s easier for women to enter the micro…
It matters whether women sit at the table. No one speaks up for you when you are standing outside with your nose pressed up against…
It is high time to declare an end to the breastfeeding dictatorship that is drowning women in guilt and worry just when they most need…
In Tunisia, where women have long enjoyed greater rights than many of their Arab neighbors, women pushed for and won a new electoral code that…
I think entrepreneurs are born and not created, and so I think you see a lot of similarities among entrepreneurs in different parts of the…
Educating girls just one year beyond the average fourth grade education increases their eventual earnings by 10 to 20 percent. Every additional year of secondary…
Certainly Afghans in general and women in particular want a country in which security is a daily reality rather than a campaign slogan or the…
A social entrepreneur finds market-based solutions for change. Because without a market-based solution, without a sustainable solution, you go nowhere.
War reporters are often seen as a wild bunch of thrill-seekers who wade into danger zones simply for the sake of the adrenalin high the…
The majority of Afghans do not see the Americans as foreign occupiers who must be defeated. Instead, they are hungry for the Americans to step…
Women who choose to breastfeed should get as much education and support as possible.
In Afghanistan, life is so fragile; who knows what the next week will bring? That fragility really affects the way you’re able to report, and…
When people can’t feed their children, nothing else positive happens. You don’t have to look farther than the United States to see that.
What I learned at journalism school and at ABC – those skills are the same no matter where you are in the world.
We do not invest in victims, we invest in survivors.
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