“Empowerment” is a cliche in the aid community, but it is truly what is needed. The first step toward greater justice is so transform that culture of female docility and subservience, so that women themselves become more assertive and demanding… that is, of course, easy for outsiders like us to say: We’re not the ones who run horrible risks for speaking up. But when a woman does stand up, it’s imperative that outsiders champion her. – Half the Sky, Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

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