Words matter. These are the best Gayle Tzemach Lemmon Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
A social entrepreneur finds market-based solutions for change. Because without a market-based solution, without a sustainable solution, you go nowhere.
Educating girls just one year beyond the average fourth grade education increases their eventual earnings by 10 to 20 percent. Every additional year of secondary education can increase future wages by 15 to 25 percent.
A lot has been said about single mothers. Most of it has been less than flattering.
The draconian prohibitions of the Taliban years and the gains Afghan women have achieved since the Taliban government was overthrown in 2001 are now well known and often cited: Today, Afghans lucky enough to live in secure regions can go to school, women may work in offices, and the burqa is no longer mandatory.
My mother never asked me whether I wanted to go to college, but told me I was going – to the University of Maryland on an academic scholarship.
In reality, Afghanistan has functioned as a nation-state for more than two centuries, and its army and bureaucracy reach back to the 19th century.
We are so used to seeing women as victims of war to be pitied rather than survivors of war to be respected.
In Afghanistan, life is so fragile; who knows what the next week will bring? That fragility really affects the way you’re able to report, and the kind of stories people will tell you.
Single mothers are raising more of America’s children than ever before.
Women in Afghanistan do not ask the United States to stay for the simple or sentimental reason of safeguarding their rights. They are the first ones to say that this is not enough of a reason for the world’s remaining superpower to remain in their country.
My mother worked at the telephone company during the day and sold Tupperware at night. Evenings, she took classes when she could at University of Maryland’s University College, bringing me along to do homework while she studied to get the degree she hoped would offer her and me greater opportunities.
It is high time to declare an end to the breastfeeding dictatorship that is drowning women in guilt and worry just when they most need support: after the birth of a child.
I don’t often think of Donald Trump, but his daughter is very smart. She’s a woman working in real estate, which is predominantly men, and she’s both savvy and articulate about her business and her business acumen.
The military alone cannot end the conflict in Afghanistan. On that much nearly everyone can agree, offering a rare island of consensus among sides otherwise divided on the question of how and when America’s longest-ever war should wind down.
No woman in Afghanistan is in business without support from either her husband or her father or her uncle, someone.
I think that sometimes people are frightened to take the risk of entrepreneurship.
I think for larger-scale entrepreneurship, it’s true – for men and women – that people who already have capital tend to do better.
Microfinance does not require previous experience or loans to the same extent as a small-business loan, so it’s easier for women to enter the micro sector.
Educated mothers are 50 percent more likely to immunize their children than mothers with no schooling.
Because microfinance is so manageable in terms of the size of the loan, people have made it the cornerstone to lifting women out of poverty.
When people can’t feed their children, nothing else positive happens. You don’t have to look farther than the United States to see that.
What I learned at journalism school and at ABC – those skills are the same no matter where you are in the world.
It matters whether women sit at the table. No one speaks up for you when you are standing outside with your nose pressed up against the glass. You cannot window-shop for power.
Certainly Afghans in general and women in particular want a country in which security is a daily reality rather than a campaign slogan or the focus of drive-by speeches from diplomats dropping in for the day.
The United States will not be in Afghanistan forever.
Numerically speaking, half the population cannot be a minority. Yet when it comes to women, the numbers plainly show that the mathematically impossible is the socially acceptable.
No one argues with the many benefits of breastfeeding for those women who choose it.
Women who choose to breastfeed should get as much education and support as possible.
The women of Afghanistan have a voice, and it needs to be heard and not forgotten.
Giving birth to a baby does not make you an infant.