• Women invest 90 cents of every dollar they make back into the health, nutrition and education of their families. Investing in them goes beyond helping individuals to support overall community development.
• Empowering women “may well be the highest-return investment available in the developing world,” according to leading economists. Female education has been linked to higher wages; reduced mortality rates; and better community-wide health and education.
• Rural indigenous women suffer extreme racial and sexual discrimination, hindering their ability to find employment and take on leadership roles.