.. it’s now a fact. Investing in women, and improving their social status is key to ending poverty and slowing the AIDS epidemic.
I doubt that most would notice this, but fully developed countries tend to have laws that protect women from abuse and sexual predators, as well as programs that encourage women to work outside of the home. They don’t tend to be countries where women are discouraged from working.
Even in America, I still hear a lot of attitude about women working outside the home from men. This is something that crosses political boundaries and social status. There are still too many men that believe that a woman’s place is in the home. It is important to educate these men that this is simply not the case. If you don’t believe me, read the UN’s study on it. I think it will be an eye opener.