How terrible is it to be born a girl in the world today? The almost daily headlines about cruel acts of violence and discrimination against women -- from the kidnapping of nearly 300 school girls in Nigeria last month, to the latest gruesome stoning of a woman in Pakistan – provide plenty of reasons to be pessimistic about women’s equality and safety in today’s world.
But there is also some reason for hope. Women and girls have made important gains recent decades – gains that point to a much brighter future. In a recent CNN Opinion article, I discuss the changing status of women and girls in today’s world. Click here to read more.