Investing in the education, empowerment and health of women and girls will yield social and economic benefits, especially in developing countries, a conference in Malaysia has heard.
The 3rd Women Deliver conference, which took place in Kuala Lumpur last month (28-30 May), brought together leaders and gender experts from more than 150 countries.
“Today’s girls are tomorrow’s women — healthy and educated women who can transform the world, have healthier families and are economically more secure, thus leading to stronger communities and more prosperous countries,” said the conference’s founder and president Jill Sheffield.
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