"Change is not always about implementing Western Models, such as Human Rights or Women's Rights -It's about creating a What-Works Model" 

There are over 3.5 billion women in the world, the majority have less access to resources than men. This disparity is especially evident in the male-dominated and conflict-prone societies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

There, women do not have basic rights that we sometimes take for granted - such as being able to speak freely, vote and make decisions about family size.  As we are part of a global community, what happens abroad affects us locally.