Over the last two decades, maternal mortality has nearly halved and the gap between the number of boys and girls enrolling in primary schools globally has almost closed. These are examples of the important progress that has been made for girls and women in the areas of health and education.
Mary O’Grady continues to conflate the roles of many rebuilding organizations working in Haiti and continues to ascribe decision-making power to both President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton where it never existed (
Last week, I had the opportunity to join President Clinton and some of our partner organizations in traveling to Haiti to see the Foundation’s work first hand.
Women’s history month is an important opportunity to reflect on the many contributions of women – past, present, and future – to strengthen communities, build opportunities, and improve our world.
The current foreign aid and development approach to architecture and construction has been plagued by what we may call ‘short-termism’ – a common mantra of build cheap, build quick, and repeat.