The greatest unexploited resource in the world today isn't oil or gold or wind. It’s women.
While there is no simple economic formula for overcoming global poverty, there is growing evidence that one of the simplest and most effective ways is to educate girls, empower them with knowledge and the ability
to make their own decisions, and then help them develop financial independence. That way, they are integrated into their local economy, and potentially, the larger economy of the world.
WuDunn will share stories that serve as reminders of a fundamental truth about gender injustices around the world: girls aren't just the problem or the victim; they're also the solution, and their ingenuity and courage is beginning to spread with many helping hands from the West. There is a growing realization that when you educate a girl, you educate a village. And there are a growing number of ways to tap into this increasingly globalized network of empowering women around the world.
Sponsored by the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, UNL Women’s Center, Center for Civic Engagement, and UNL Study of the US Institute on Civic Engagement