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Do you think there are more males or more females in the world? In Europe and the West, when women and men have equal access to food and health care, there are more women, we live longer. But in most of the rest of the world, that’s not the case. In fact, demographers have shown that there are anywhere between 60 million and 100 million missing females in the current population.

Sheryl WuDunn, author of Half the Sky, addresses the issue of missing girls.  Girls are missing in our world because they are not taken care of at the same level as boys.  Girl babies are abandoned, girl children are sold, and the girls’ lives are never recorded.  They are missing because they are probably dead.  This cannot continue.  We must educate girls and boys on the importance of treating all people with respect and dignity, regardless of ethnicity, ability, or gender.  We must open our eyes and see that gender equality has not been reached, not in the U.S. and certainly not in other places in the world.  This January, instead of a resolution, let’s start a revolution.  A revolution for gender equality.

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4 the World identifies and collaborates with communities across the globe to empower them to identify and solve the most pressing needs of their communities within the areas of health and education. By partnering with the communities in these areas, we provide critical support and capacity-building initiatives to ensure these communities are capable of continuing to grow and thrive in the future.

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