IREX's Justice & Dignity for the Middle East & North Africa program is working with the International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN) on a project to support organizations in Egypt working to combat violence against women. ICAN produced this short profile of Bassma, one of the participating organizations. Its mission: to end discrimination against women and stand up against the forces that allow it to continue. Composed entirely of unpaid volunteers, Bassma bravely confronts the issue by taking to the streets of Cairo. Their two grassroots initiatives involve working one-on-one with the locals in an attempt to change the way men think about and perceive women.
IREX is looking for dynamic community college partners to host international students on prestigious United Stated Government sponsored scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year. Hosting sponsored students is a great opportunity to add diversity to your campus, grow your international student population, and promote internationalization with little to no cost.
Undergraduate students from Eurasia and Central Asia interested in studying in the US can now apply for the Global UGRAD in Eurasia & Central Asia program (Global UGRAD). The Department of State’s 2014-2015 Global UGRAD program brings selected undergraduate students to the United States for one academic year or semester at an American university, college or community college, allowing them to develop a nuanced understanding of the United States, share their countries and cultures with Americans, and develop their leadership and career skills.
IREX will host an expert discussion on the impact of higher education on security and economic development in Iraq. The event will take place Thursday February 27, 2014 12:30 - 2:00PM. Please RSVP to attend.
IREX will host an expert discussion on tools and approaches civil society and development organizations are using to shape the future in countries under authoritarian regimes. The event will take place at the IREX DC office on Tuesday February 25, 2014 12:00 - 1:30pm EST. Please RSVP online to attend.
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