Quote of the week – from Paradise Beneath Her Feet: How Women Are Transforming the Middle East by Isobel Coleman

Societies that invest in and empower women are on a virtuous cycle. They become richer, more stable , better governed, and less prone to fanaticism. Countries that limit women’s educational and employment opportunities and their political voice get stuck in a downward spiral. They are poorer, more fragile, have higher levels of corruption, and are more prone to extremism.

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