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Gender equality essential to economic recovery: World Bank Chief

Date: 15 September 2011

Well, that’s what the headline could have been, but The Age went with this one: Economy in Danger Zone: World Bank Chief.

Scroll down and you’ll see where the lead is buried.

‘[Zoellick] said development also meant tapping the power of women by eliminating gender inequality.

“We will not release the full potential of half of the world’s population until globally we address the issue of equality; until countries, communities, and households around the world acknowledge women’s rights and change the rules of inequality.”‘

So, if what’s socially right won’t convince them, then maybe the pain to the hip pocket nerve will?

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