Steve Peacock's U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor,2003:weblog-94161205314098957 2012-08-27T13:27:21-04:00 Original reporting on little-known U.S. government funded foreign aid projects, so-called "drug war" initiatives, and overseas business subsidies. TypePad The Revered Review: Quarter-Billion for U.S.-Funded Afghan Women’s Rights Project,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017c318054e4970b 2012-08-27T13:27:21-04:00 2012-08-27T13:27:21-04:00 Despite the cultural resistance to women’s rights in Afghanistan—evidenced by poison attacks on girls’ schools, public executions of women, officially sanctioned wife beating, and last month’s car-bomb assassination of the Director of Women’s Affairs—the Obama Administration is about to dump an additional $260 million into that nation in an attempt to bring about changes to that society. Steve Peacock Patriot Update: Global Gender/Transgender Equality Plan to Cost Millions,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20167692bf99f970b 2012-08-09T18:33:31-04:00 2012-08-09T18:33:31-04:00 My latest from "Global Gender/Transgender Equality Plan to Cost Millions." Steve Peacock "Gender Specialist" Sought to Set Things Right in Afghanistan,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2015392b1dc8f970b 2011-10-31T00:01:00-04:00 2011-10-31T00:01:00-04:00 The latest addition to the U.S. Agency for International Development's global "gender mainstreaming" initiative (which in FY 2010 alone cost $175 million) is the recruitment of a "gender specialist" to supplement existing efforts in Afghanistan. Steve Peacock