• About Elizabeth Walsh

    Elizabeth Walsh is an American journalist living in Paris. She covers women, peace and security in the Middle East as well as feminist currents in foreign policy. She produces videos for France24 and has written for The New York Times, Middle East Eye and the United Nations, among others. She has a master's degree in international affairs from Sciences Po and a bachelor's degree in literature and gender studies from the University of Virginia. She speaks English and French.

    Afghan Women Write New Narratives About Themselves, With Courage

    by  • October 24, 2017 • Asia, Gender-Based Violence, Journalists, Women • 

    Throughout the world, Afghan women are often portrayed as victims by the media and other institutions, needing foreign rescue or summoning deep pity for their oppression. Women’s literacy rate is less than half that of men’s in the country, and it remains one of the worst places in the world for a girl to...

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    This Entrepreneur Shows Kenyans That Women Can Prosper in Business

    by  • November 16, 2016 • Africa, Development, Women • 

    Jennifer Riria, the chief executive of Kenya’s largest microfinance institution, grew up in a village at the top of Mount Kenya, the second-tallest mountain in Africa. Her birth was cause for disappointment: the fourth of her parents’ daughters. Her father abused her mother, and she grew up watching women carry firewood, water, food and...

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