Women in the World
In 2010, the world’s women face daunting challenges, yet they are also the most promising and untapped agents of change. Who can forget the ink-stained fingers of the 2,000 Iraqi women who ran for parliament in that war-torn country’s 2010 elections; or the mothers of the Plaza de Mayo in Argentina fighting for justice and human rights; or the Women in Black in Israel, widely credited with helping force an Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon after more than 20 years of war? We must paint a fuller picture of women to be better able to meet their needs while also highlighting their own capacity to meet those needs—and others’—with the right support.
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