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Activists: Involving Women, Girls Early in Political Process Crucial

While there’s been some progress in the number of women in parliament in countries like Iraq (26 percent), Afghanistan (28 percent), East Timor (38 percent) and Rwanda (64 percent), many challenges remain as women are still trying to elbow their way to the table, said Jessica Huber from the International Foundation for Electoral Systems at a briefing Thursday on Capitol Hill. When it comes to peace and security especially, it’s important to note there’s a critical link between conflict,...

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