Issue 9, May 2009
|Letter from the Editors|
Many believe the term “the women’s movement,” is a misnomer. In fact, there are many “women’s movements” that seek to address the range of inequalities experienced by women all over the globe. And all these movements are really about more than women – they are based on the realization that the empowerment of half the world’s population is not only a fundamental human rights issue, but also a means to a better, healthier, more productive society for all. In this edition of the Monitor, we examine the root causes, the symptoms, and the nuances behind the statistics relating to women’s representation in much that is good and bad in the world today. Although grim at times, especially as it relates to women in living in poverty, the story is about potential as much as it is about vulnerability.
The World Savvy Monitor Team
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