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Why women are crucial to change
If we could do just one thing to mend our broken economies, stressed ecosystems, food crises and social unrest, then investing in women might be a good bet. Increasingly, global leaders argue that investing in women isn’t just a social responsibility, but a major opportunity. The World Bank calls it smart economics. But why should women be seen as a solution in themselves? Is it because of the roles they play in our societies and systems? Perhaps it’s because they produce more than half of the world’s food? Or because they reinvest 90% of their income in their families and communities? Or does it cut deeper than this?
The Green Futures Special Edition ‘Futuristas’ asks why women are so important to our future. It puts the question to the experts – economists, policy makers and some of the most exciting women out there. And it profiles the initiatives that are taking ‘girl power’ into the 21st century.
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