“No country in the 21st century can advance if half the population is left behind”

November 5, 2010 at 5:25 pm Leave a comment

Secretary of State Clinton recently traveled to Papua New Guinea.  She outlined plans for the U.S. to work with the World Bank, multinational corporations, and the Government of Papua New Guinea to establish programs to empower women in PNG.  Her speech included one of the clearest statements I’ve seen yet of why helping women helps the world:

 “[N]o country in the 21st century can advance if half the population is left behind.”

Read more: http://www.state.gov/secretary/rm/2010/11/150343.htm

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