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.
In this interconnected age, we can see and experience new parts of the world with a simple click of a button. We can watch a video or read a story about someone halfway around the globe, and gain insights into his or her life.
On the fifth anniversary of the earthquake that devastated Haiti, there has been much attention paid to the ongoing efforts to rebuild the country.