Author: Kelilani Johnson

Kelilani writes for The Borgen Project from Aurora, CO. She has a Bachelors in Sociology and a Bachelors in Psychology focusing on social scientific research. During her undergraduate years, Kelilani realized her passion for studying poverty both nationally and internationally as well as US social stratification. She hopes to teach and further her own research, discovering more to better the lives and human experience for as many people as possible.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On April 11, 2018, the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and Millennium Challenge Act (MCA) Modernization Act was passed by the Senate. This bill seeks to expand vital programs currently in place to improve the lives of 11 million people. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman, introduced the bill co-sponsored by Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) and Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ). The bill passed in the House on January 17, 2018. The passing of the AGOA and MCA Modernization Act will work to strengthen U.S.-African trade by providing capacity building…

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SEATTLE — Empowering more women and girls to receive an education is a major focus of the United Nations’ Goals for Sustainable Development. If 50 percent of the planet’s population is being held back from its full productive potential, this deeply affects the rest of the world. These are 10 advantages of female education and why female education is necessary for sustainable development. Global Advantages of Female Education Good for Economic Growth Perhaps the most obvious of the advantages of female education is the potential for economic growth. According to the World Bank, women see a 25 percent increase in…

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SEATTLE — Throughout the 1960s, women in Iran fought for gender equality, establishing multiple women’s organizations and associations. These organizations were officially acknowledged professional units by the state and carried a wide range of visions for women’s rights in Iran. These organizations saw success through policy changes which came to be known as the White Revolution, encompassing but not limited to: An increase in women’s access to education and allowing female graduates to serve in education and the health corps. The Family Protection Law was passed, raising the minimum age of marriage to 18, placing stricter conditions on polygamous marriages…

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