A Nepali woman who was trafficked, exploited and abused as a maid in Egypt has conquered Mount Everest in a bid to highlight the dangers of trafficking in her impoverished Himalayan homeland where thousands are sold into slavery every year.
It’s important for young girls to see more women engaged in politics because these women will become the role models they base their hopes, goals, and aspirations off of.
This is the story of a woman. A woman I will call Mary. I met Mary in Tanzania last year, and she told me a story of change. Mary’s story is not unique. Across the globe, there are more than 1.2 billion people who live on less than 2 dollars a day.
Investing in girls’ education to advance global development is a no-brainer, and there are some big funders making big moves in this space. For instance, the Caterpillar Foundation is zeroing in on the role of girls and women in breaking the cycle of poverty.