Till we are called to rise;
And then, if we are true to plan,
Our statures touch the skies.”
— Emily Dickinson, American poet
As the old saying goes, “A woman’s work is never done…” Well, the work to secure rights for all women is surely not done. And as Dickinson’s words infer, we must stay “true to plan” and work on enabling women to “touch the skies” throughout the world.
“Women and Poverty
“Women make up half of the world’s population and yet represent a staggering 70% of the world’s poor. For the millions of women living in poverty, their lives are a litany of injustice, discrimination and obstacles that get in the way of achieving their basic needs of good health, safe childbirth, education and employment. Overcoming these inequalities and ensuring that women benefit from development requires that the needs and desires of women are not only taken into account, but be put front and centre.” –The Global Poverty Project
Please take time to visit The Global Poverty Project’s site.