March is Women’s History Month in the United States.
The UN’s International Women’s Day celebration is March 8. It’s an important celebration across the Latin world.
Women are important. We all have mothers. Many of us have sisters, daughters, wives, aunts, cousins and nieces. Contemplating women’s history is actually contemplating women’s future.
There is no good future in societies where women are held back. A glance at a map of the Gender Inequality Index produced by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) shows that countries with high gender inequality are bedeviled by war, famine and poverty. Countries with more equality create better lives for all their people.
When a +2% increase in economic activity feels great and a -2% decrease in economic activity feels terrible, keeping 50% of your people from achieving their potential makes absolutely no sense. Countries cannot compete in a globalized world without maximizing the potential of all their people.
“Few forces change the world so much as education and the empowerment of women”Nicholas Kristof, New York Times, This Has Been the Best Year Ever, December 28, 2019
The U.S. Government women’s history month web site is womenshistorymonth.gov