Archive for June, 2012

In The News

Philippine Judiciary: The Dawning of a New Era?

June 6, 2012

The Philippine Judiciary is on edge. Five months of rigorous scrutiny by the public and media as a result of the trial of impeached Chief Justice Renato Corona created a high degree of expectation that major reforms are forthcoming.

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Notes from the Field

Religious Leaders and Women’s Rights in Afghanistan

June 6, 2012

In a recent Asia Foundation staff meeting in Kabul announcing staff performance awards and commendations, an unexpected name was called out. Unlike other staff, Muhammad Aman was not being acknowledged for accomplishments in his direct line of duty.

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SLIDESHOW

Keep Educating Afghanistan’s Girls

June 6, 2012

Afghan women and girls have fought hard to achieve advances in education, political participation, and economic independence. Now, a decade after Taliban rule kept girls home, nearly 3 million girls attend school, compared to just 5,000 in 2001…

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Featured

Lotus Circle Honors National Geographic Work in Afghanistan

June 6, 2012

On June 7, The Asia Foundation and the Lotus Circle honored a decade-long partnership with National Geographic working to improve the lives of girls in Afghanistan through education. The partnership began in 2002 after photographer Steve McCurry rediscovered the iconic “girl with the green eyes” he had once photographed for a National Geographic cover. She […]

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