Iranian women fans arrive to attend Iran's FIFA World Cup Asian qualifier match. © Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via THIRD PARTY - RC115E470720
Iranian women fans arrive to attend Iran's FIFA World Cup Asian qualifier match. © Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency)
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Promoting women’s economic empowerment: Mission impossible?

Author: Talajeh Livani
Published by: Brookings

Every year billions of dollars are poured into development projects and programs to promote gender equality in economic opportunity. Some argue that these investments do not have any long-term effects on women’s employment and entrepreneurship patterns because human behaviours are very difficult to change. Behaviours are determined by strong social norms and personal beliefs about the roles that men and women should play in society...