Rosemary Ganley The Peterborough Examiner June 27, 2018
Turning away from that noxious president, who continues daily to charge through the world like a raging bull in a china shop, wreaking havoc and disdain, seemingly impossible to stop by cowardly politicians in the Republican Party and by his misled, poorly-educated constituents, I'd like to point to some fine achievements from the meeting made by the democratic countries of the west (and Japan) in early June.
Gender equality made it firmly and likely permanently on to future agendas of the coalition. France will be next to host, and M. and Mme. Macron will be reliable leaders. Their Advisory Council, should they establish another one for their G6 (7), I look forward to seeing. Europe brims with women of distinction: the Nordic countries, the older European countries and the new NATO ones. For example, a woman from Croatia came close to being elected Secretary General of the United Nations this year. Spain has just appointed more women to its cabinet than men (16-13).
Secondly, new money, a lot of money, was pledged by the G6 and the World Bank for "quality, gender-sensitive education of girls" in the global south. This is Malala's one and only cause: education of girls everywhere to grade 12. The difference one young woman can and did make!
It's really astonishing to sit beside someone who has just said: "We're in for $140 million." Continue Reading >Here<
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