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Empowering Women, Girls Essential To Improving Community Health, Environmental Conservation

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Empowering Women and Girls for a Better, Healthier Planet
Elizabeth Jordan, director of the State Department’s Office of Global Health Diplomacy, discusses the work of the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) and the link between gender equality, health, and conservation. Jordan writes, “JGI’s work across Africa has reinforced the idea that improving the health of communities — and specifically empowering women and girls through education and information about their own health — better positions these communities to minimize their environmental impact and take an active role in environmental conservation” (11/6).

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