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Devex Publishes Opinion Pieces As Part Of ‘She Builds’ Campaign

Devex publishes two opinion pieces as part of the “She Builds” campaign.

Devex: A revolution without boundaries
Ashley Judd, actress, humanitarian, ambassador and board member for PSI

Judd outlines five goals, including ending child marriage and stopping gender-based violence, to help move gender equality forward. “…More than ever, women are stepping into high-profile leadership roles in government, corporate and nonprofit sectors. This revolution shouldn’t stop at the borders of wealthy nations. As women on the world stage, we must join together with trailblazers like Malawian President Joyce Banda and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to create a safer, healthier and more equal world for the next generation of women…” (4/2).

Devex: Better health for brighter futures
Michael Marine, CEO of the Sabin Vaccine Institute and a former U.S. ambassador to Vietnam

“Producing a devastating impact on school attendance, employment, worker productivity, community participation and quality of life, poor health stands out as one of the most significant problems disproportionately trapping girls and women in a cycle of poverty and preventing them from thriving as equal members of society. Many disadvantages associated with a lack of basic health care confront them right from birth, simply because they are girls. We must increase investments in the health of girls and women. Doing so will enable them to be empowered to pursue all professional, educational, social and political opportunities…” (3/27).