Women’s rights: An unfinished agenda

If investing in women is what works, let’s put our money where our mouth is.

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Participants at a May 8 rally in Lagos, Nigeria call for the return of more than 200 Nigerian girls abducted by Islamic extremist group Boko Haram in April.
Betty Plewes
Published: Wednesday, 05/14/2014 12:00 am EDT
Last Updated: Wednesday, 05/14/2014 12:06 am EDT

“Forget China, India and the Internet: economic growth is driven by women,” says the Economist magazine. Investing in women is the “breakthrough strategy” for achieving all of the Millennium Development Goals, states a United Nations Development Programme official. “The benefits of investing in girls and women are transformational,” maintains the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development. 

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