Imagine if every single human was treated like a valuable resource. That’s truly zero waste, right?
Educating Girls and Family Planning rank 6th & 7th in @projectdrawdown’s 100 most substantive solutions to reverse global warming. Corrections of inequalities was so globally significant that ‘Women’ got its own category in the book. This makes my head spin. Treating people equally could really change the world.
“Suppression and marginalisation along gender lines hurt everyone, while equity is good for all… The difference between a woman with no years of schooling and with 12 years of schooling is almost four to five children per woman…” due to a lack of access to necessary contraception, there are “74 million unintended pregnancies each year” in lower-income countries. The need persists in high-income countries too. “[In US] 45% of pregnancies are unintended.” – Paraphrased from ‘Project Drawdown’
Look after women and girls. Educate them. Give them power. They just might change the world.