Women in the World

   •    February 28, 2011

This article was originally published by Solutions Journal.

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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