Women and Girls are the Key to Lasting Positive ChangeAugust 26, 2009
This week, The New York Times Magazine presents a special issue: “Why Women’s Rights Are the Cause of Our Time.” In the lead article, The Women’s Crusade, authors Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn drive home this powerful statement, “The world is awakening to a powerful truth: Women and girls aren’t the problem; they’re the solution.”
It is a central premise of AFWW that the key to ultimately abolishing war lies in creating a critical mass of educated, independent women around the globe. And as this issue of the NY Times Magazine points out, educating and advancing women is also the key to bolstering economies and building a safer, more stable, and more egalitarian future for coming generations. All these points are highlighted in interviews with the President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and the U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.