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The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates
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Not the best written book I'll ever read, but certainly an important read.

When people ask, "Why can't the developing world figure out its poverty issues?" there are so many answers. (And, to be clear, the US has plenty of its own poverty issues to figure out).

But maybe the best is right here: we need to empower the women.

The big issues are connected in complicated ways: health, family planning, education, agriculture/food, work (especially unpaid labor), child marriage and human trafficking. They all have root in gender inequity and potential solutions stemming from steps toward gender equity.

This book is global and specific. Gates preaches what she also puts into practice in her own life. I thought I knew a lot on this topic, and this book opened my eyes to how much I have left to learn.
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October 28, 2019 – Finished Reading
October 29, 2019 – Shelved
October 29, 2019 – Shelved as: nonfiction

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