A woman’s world: in words and pictures

A woman’s world: in words and pictures

I hope that I’ll manage to keep picking up on so many fascinating news stories about women once I’m no longer on the various corporate mailing lists to which I currently belong … here, for example, is a link to last Sunday’s New York Times magazine, courtesy of some friends at the World Bank’s gender program. It seems that the NYT devoted an issue to gender articles; I’m not sure I’d have picked up on this (as well as everything else!) without Amanda sending through the link.

Particularly like the piece entitled “A women’s world”, for which readers submitted photos which “illustrate the importance of educating girls and empowering women.”

See also the article from Nicholas Kristof (he of “Lehman Sisters” fame, earlier this year) on the growing awareness that:

” … focusing on women and girls is the most effective way to fight global poverty and extremism. That’s why foreign aid is increasingly directed to women. The world is awakening to a powerful truth: Women and girls aren’t the problem; they’re the solution.”

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