“The goal of the presentations was to promote social awareness as well as critical thinking in local community members,” said Wiersma, a graduate of Liberty University who has been living and working in Azerbaijan since September 2011. “We want to get the young members of rural Azerbaijan to start thinking outside of their daily scope of how men and women are seen and valued in Azerbaijan and move into what is possible for the future of their country.”
this is the kind of project where U.S. action overseas really matters. Take half the population of any country, marginalize them, refuse to educate them, refuse to give them basic civil, human, economic rights, and you’ve got a country that is never going to prosper. Give 100% of the people opportunity and guarantee their rights, and watch how they flourish!