There is a simple truth that the world ignores at its peril: poverty is sexist. These three words must be a rallying cry for the rest of the year, not only because girls and women living in the poorest countries are hit harder by poverty than boys and men, but also because when we challenge that truth, when we invest in girls and women first, everyone benefits. And this year is the year we need transformative change. Chancellor Angela Merkel in particular, who is hosting this year’s G7, has an historic chance to lead the world in agreeing that at least half of overseas aid goes to the poorest countries. And we will be cheering her on – and holding her accountable – every step of the way. Read more
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