Ali Aaouine, 2013 Alumni Innovation Engagement Fund (AEIF) Winner (http://alumni.state.gov/AEIF), helped launched Greenside Development Foundation (GDF) in Imouzzer-Kandar, Morocco. GDF is dedicated to empowering unemployed young adults through new enterprise creation. More info: http://greensidedevelopment.org/
Video: Roshika Deo, of Fiji, is a 2014 U.S. Department of State International Women of Courage awardee. Roshika and her "Be the Change" political campaign are inspiring a new generation of Fijian women and youth to believe in democracy and the power of civic participation.
Each year, the Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award honors women who have played transformative roles in their societies, often at great personal risk. This is the only Department of State award that pays tribute to emerging women leaders worldwide for championing human rights, women’s equality, and social progress.
The Women's Entrepreneurship in the Americas (WEAmericas) initiative and exchange increases women's economic participation and addresses the key barriers women confront when starting and growing small and medium enterprises. WEAmericas also includes a yearly follow-on component funded by the private sector and held in locations throughout Latin or South America.