Much to the joy of the GGP bloggers here at Fair Trade Local, the latest New York Times Magazine devoted itself entirely to the topic of global women's rights. This issue--a must read for any and everyone--provides a convincing argument that the well-being of women around the world is the key to progress, national security, development and health. Amen to that!
While every piece is certainly worth the read, the following are the "must-drop-everything-you're-doing-and-read-now" articles that will inform, edify and hopefully spur you to action:
"Why Women's Rights are the Cause of Our Time"
The perfect anecdote to to the nay-sayers out there who think women's rights is a "soft," "feminine" issue. This Nick Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn cover piece will give you a good grounding on the issues and move you with powerful stories of real-life women. Another perk? The article highlights the transformative power of handicrafts in the lives of women around the globe.
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"Hillary Clinton's Latest Campaign"
In this short article-interview, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shares her insight on women's rights work and makes clear that the empowerment and well-being of women and girls is a top priority of the new administration.
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"A School Bus for Shamsia"
One journalist's enlightening reflection on his experience with the female victims of acid attacks in Afghanistan.
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