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Economics: Foreign Aid: Turkey
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Beginning in the late 1940s and early 1950s, the United States was one of the first countries to sponsor programs that trained female educators and nurses throughout Turkey. A decade later, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and Access to Voluntary and Safe Contraception (AVSC) International (today EngenderHealth) were some of the first international aid organizations that developed programs specifically for Turkish women. USAID funded the …

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Gresh, Geoffrey, “Economics: Foreign Aid: Turkey”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 29 January 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0231e>
First published online: 2009

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