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Why Women?

 

Everywhere

This is true even in the United States...

 

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When we say that the women we serve live in some of the worst places on earth to be a woman, we mean it. 

Here’s why:

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Here is what happens when we invest in women:
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There’s more food

If women had the same access to agricultural resources as men farmers, we could feed 150 million more people. 

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There’s more peace and stability

When women play an active role in peace negotiations, agreements are more likely to last.  

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Families are stronger

90 percent of women’s income gets reinvested in their families as opposed to only 40 percent of men’s income. 

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Countries are richer

For every 10 percent more girls who go to school, a country’s GDP can be expected to go up an average of 3 percent.   

When women can use their power, they reinvest it in their families, their communities, and their countries to make the whole world better — for everyone.

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”Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far-reaching effects.” —Dalai Lama