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Addressing the Critical Issues Facing Asia - 60 Years
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List Thumb A The Estée Lauder Companies and The Asia Foundation On June 18, 2014, The Asia Foundation and the Lotus Circle, a community of individuals working with The Asia Foundation to empower women and girls in Asia, honored The Estée Lauder Companies at the fourth annual Lotus...

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List Thumb A 2014 Lotus Leadership Awards On June 18, 2014, The Asia Foundation and the Lotus Circle, a community of individuals working with The Asia Foundation to empower women and girls in Asia, honored Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus, PEKKA Founder Nani...

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List Thumb A The 2014 Lotus Leadership Awards - President Jimmy Carter President Jimmy Carter congratulates Muhammad Yunus on being awarded the 2014 Lotus Leadership Award.

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List Thumb A The 2014 Lotus Leadership Awards - Hillary Clinton Hillary Clinton congratulates Muhammad Yunus and Nani Zulminarni on being awarded the 2014 Lotus Leadership Award.

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List Thumb A Honoring Visionary Leadership for Women in Asia The Asia Foundation and The Lotus Circle honor the 2014 Lotus Leadership Award winners, Professor Muhammad Yunus and Nani Zulminarni, for their lifelong dedication to the empowerment of women.

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List Thumb A Tell Her She Can 2014 The Lotus Circle is a community of committed individuals working together to empower girls and women across Asia through The Asia Foundation's Women's Empowerment Program. For more than half a century, The Asia Foundation has...

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List Thumb A The Estée Lauder Scholars in Vietnam Today, The Estée Lauder Companies is touching the lives of young women in the Mekong Delta through a unique partnership with The Asia Foundation's Women's Empowerment Program – The Estée Lauder Scholars. In...

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List Thumb A Critical Issues: Women's Participation While Asian women are increasingly visible in leadership positions, political participation rates of men and women continue to be vastly unequal. In many countries, women are routinely discouraged from entering public office....

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List Thumb A Young Lotus Circle Hosts 2nd Annual Winter Soiree to Benefit Women's Empowerment Program On January 15, The Young Lotus Circle held its second annual Young Lotus Circle Winter Soiree at Junoon Patiala restaurant in New York City to benefit and raise awareness of The Asia Foundation's Women's Empowerment Program....

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List Thumb A Lotus Circle Advisor Missie Rennie Hosts Lyn Devon Trunk Show to Benefit The Asia Foundation's Women's Empowerment Program On September 24, 2013, Asia Foundation Trustee and Lotus Circle Advisor Missie Rennie hosted a trunk show at fashion designer Lyn Devon's Manhattan showroom to benefit The Asia Foundation's Women's Empowerment Program. The...

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List Thumb A Improving Lives, Expanding Opportunities for 20 Years in Mongolia The Asia Foundation Mongolia is marking its 20th anniversary in Mongolia this year. As one of the first NGOs to be invited to Mongolia, the Foundation began implementing programs in 1990, formally opening its office in 1993....

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List Thumb A Young Lotus Circle Hosts Paint Nite to Benefit Women's Empowerment Program On July 31, 2013 in New York City, The Young Lotus Circle hosted a creative and informative "Paint Nite" event for 35 young professionals to paint, mingle, and support the work of The Asia Foundation's Women's Empowerment...

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List Thumb A Third Annual Lotus Circle Luncheon On June 6, 2013, The Asia Foundation and The Lotus Circle, a community of individuals working with The Asia Foundation to empower women and girls in Asia, honored Silicon Valley entrepreneur Mr. Chong-Moon Lee at the third...

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List Thumb A The Lotus Circle 2013 The Lotus Circle is a community of committed individuals working together to empower girls and women across Asia through The Asia Foundation's Women's Empowerment Program. For more than half a century, The Asia Foundation has...

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List Thumb A Preventing Human Trafficking in Asia: Chong-Moon Lee and Sapana Pradhan Malla For more than a decade, The Asia Foundation has been leading the fight against human trafficking. We partner with more than 60 local organizations, in 10 countries, reaching hundreds of thousands of people across Asia....

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List Thumb A Access to Trade and Growth of Women's SMEs in APEC Developing Economies To find out what is holding back women entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia, The Asia Foundation, The Department of State, and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation present the new study: Access to Trade and Growth of Women's...

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List Thumb A Barriers to Women in Business The UN estimates that the Asia-Pacific economy would earn $89 billion every year if women were able to achieve their full economic potential. Economically empowering women builds better educated, healthier families, stronger...

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List Thumb A The Legacy of Shirin and Pandju Merali For nearly 60 years, The Asia Foundation has been committed to improving access to education for women and girls across Asia. Since 2010, we have partnered with the Shirin Pandju Merali Foundation to provide young women from...

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List Thumb A Cambodia Counter-Trafficking in Persons Program An alarming number of Cambodians, approximately 35 percent, live on less than $1.00 a day. In cities and small towns, young people are vulnerable to false promises of jobs or marriage—and are still systematically...

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List Thumb A The Asia Foundation in China China's economic transformation presents challenges both for the country's rapidly changing society and for the government, which has undertaken reforms to promote the rule of law, curb pollution, and encourage more...

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List Thumb A Counter-Trafficking in Persons Program: Prosecution An alarming number of Cambodians, approximately 35 percent, live on less than $1.00 a day. In cities and small towns, young people are vulnerable to false promises of jobs or marriage—and are still systemtically...

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List Thumb A South Asia Women Parliamentarians Take Lead In July 2012 the South Asia Women Parliamentarians Conference in Dhaka, Bangladesh, attracted 130 MPs from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and elsewhere. Women gathered with a goal of creating a...

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List Thumb A Dynamics of Gender and Conflict in Mindanao On April 26, 2012, The Asia Foundation hosted a panel discussion on the dynamics of gender and conflict in Mindanao. Panelists discussed findings from a newly-released field study of Mindanao that documents challenges and...

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List Thumb A Counter-Trafficking in Persons Program: Protection An alarming number of Cambodians, approximately 35 percent, live on less than $1.00 a day. In cities and small towns, young people are vulnerable to false promises of jobs or marriage—and are still systemtically...

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List Thumb A Counter-Trafficking in Persons Program: Prevention An alarming number of Cambodians, approximately 35 percent, live on less than $1.00 a day. In cities and small towns, young people are vulnerable to false promises of jobs or marriage—and are still systemtically...

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List Thumb A The Lotus Circle 2012 The Lotus Circle is a community of committed individuals working together to empower girls and women across Asia through The Asia Foundation's Women's Empowerment Program. For more than half a century, The Asia Foundation has...

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List Thumb A 2012 Lotus Leadership Awards Luncheon On June 7, 2012, at the second annual Lotus Leadership Awards Luncheon in New York, The Asia Foundation and The Lotus Circle honored a decade-long partnership with the National Geographic Society to improve the lives of girls...

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List Thumb A Sakena Yacoobi: The Power of Girls' Education Dr. Sakena Yacoobi, founder of the Afghan Institute of Learning, and recipient of the 2012 Lotus Leadership Award for her critical contributions to the education and health of Afghan women and children. Professor Yacoobi is a...

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List Thumb A Keep Educating Afghanistan's Girls 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...

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List Thumb A National Geographic Honored at Lotus Awards for Work in Afghanistan On June 7, 2012, The Asia Foundation and the Lotus Circle honor a decade-long partnership with the National Geographic Society working to improve the lives of girls in Afghanistan through education. The partnership began in...

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List Thumb A Advancing Women in Asia The phrase "gender equality as smart economics" has become the mantra of such women leaders as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet. While some of Asia's economies are booming,...

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List Thumb A The Asia Foundation in Indonesia For nearly six decades, The Asia Foundation has worked with Indonesian partners to help consolidate democracy, strengthen civil society, promote economic growth, and improve government services in Indonesia. The Foundation and...

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List Thumb A The Asia Foundation's Scholarship Program for Disadvantaged Girls in Vietnam Meet Dang Thi Anh Dao. She's a beneficiary of The Asia Foundation's Scholarship Program for Disadvantaged Girls. Despite being an excellent student, her family's financial situation left her uncertain if she'd be able to...

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List Thumb A Six Days in Afghanistan Janet Ketcham, founder of the Janet W. Ketcham Foundation, long-time supporter of The Asia Foundation's work in Afghanistan, and Lotus Circle member, presented Six Days in Afghanistan - a slideshow of personal photographs and...

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List Thumb A Partnering for Girls' Education - Cambodia Cambodia Girls' education is critical to breaking a vicious cycle of poverty, illiteracy, and abuse that traps many girls and women in developing countries. In Cambodia, where girls and women are vulnerable to being...

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List Thumb A 2011 Lotus Circle Leadership Awards Luncheon On June 8, 2011, The Asia Foundation and The Lotus Circle honored Dr. David Ho at the first annual Lotus Leadership Awards Luncheon in New York City for his contributions to the health and well-being of Chinese women and...

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List Thumb A Thai Hill Tribes: The work of IMPECT in northern Thailand Through awareness and education, IMPECT is empowering the ethnically diverse hill tribe women of Northern Thailand to become leaders of their local communities and governments.

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List Thumb A Tell Her She Can - Afghanistan Girls' Education Matching Grant Help us Tell Her She Can by making a contribution to the Afghanistan Girls' Education Matching Grant. Now through June 30, the National Geographic Afghan Children's Fund will match your donation, dollar for dollar, up to $40,000.

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List Thumb A Partnering for Change: Dr. David Ho Dr. David Ho is the Scientific Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center and the Irene Diamond Professor at The Rockefeller University. Dr. Ho's pioneering research on HIV/AIDS has...

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List Thumb A Supporting Stronger Anti-Trafficking Legislation in Mongolia Mongolia is now recognized as a source and destination country for victims of human trafficking. In its latest "Trafficking in Persons Report", the US State Department recommends that Mongolia pass more specific laws providing...

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List Thumb A Partnering for Girls' Education - Mongolia In a country where a limited portion of students enroll in higher education, many young Mongolian women face challenges in pursuing studies at a college or university. Committed to improving access to education across Asia,...

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List Thumb A Empowering the Women of Asia In recent decades, Asia has experienced transformative economic growth and reform, and women have made significant advances in gender equity, political participation, and personal security. The Philippines ranks 9th among...

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List Thumb A Women Entrepreneurs in Bangladesh In the Northeastern Bangladesh city of Sylhet, a group of women entrepreneurs have joined together to advocate for better access to loans for women. Through their efforts, more women are now finding the means to grow their own...

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List Thumb A The Shirin Pandju Merali Foundation Through a generous donation from the Shirin Pandju Merali Foundation, established by Pandju Merali in honor of his late wife, Shirin Merali, The Asia Foundation is supporting scholarship programs that will enable women to...

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List Thumb A Celebrating Women of Asia Millions of women in Asia are on the rise - taking advantage of expanding economic and educational opportunities, political participation, increasing rights and influence within their societies. At the same time, others remain...

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List Thumb A The Asia Foundation's Women's Empowerment Program For more than half a century, The Asia Foundation has been a leader in helping women to realize their potential. We believe that investing in women fundamentally strengthens families and societies. Our Women's Empowerment...

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List Thumb A Portraits of Leadership: Women Changing the Face of Asia Mohna Ansari, the first Muslim female attorney in Nepal; Dr. Sohn Bong-Scuk, a member of the Korean National Assembly; and Huang Shumei, leader of Legal Service Center of the Guangdong Women's Federation in China.

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