When women succeed, the world succeeds. #IWD2016

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In honor of International Women’s Day/ Journée des Droits des Femmes, a look back at  Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka’s talk “When women succeed, the world succeeds.”

We need to get decision makers to stop seeing women as the problem or charity case. We will not overcome inequality or poverty or sustainable peace if we do not improve the lives of women. There are only 20 women heads of state in the world. if we had more female leaders we would not be in this state. Women are part of creating the world we all want. We have to invest in women. When you leave women out, you compromise the rest of the nation.

What it will take for more governments, institutions, schools, etc. to understand that improving the lives of girls and women will increase opportunities for the entire society?

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