Women Key To Economic Development In Africa, Melinda Gates Says

Agence France-Presse: Want to help Africa? Start with women, Melinda Gates says
“Women are key to boosting economic growth in Africa and the developing world, Melinda Gates said Tuesday as she stopped off in Paris to press crisis-hit France to keep funding projects for women and girls. Speaking to AFP, the philanthropist said empowering women is a key focus of the powerful Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in its struggle to help people in developing countries be more autonomous in health, family planning, and — crucially — economic decisions…” (Barriaux, 10/14).