The Moment of Lift Themes

Melinda Gates
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Female Empowerment

Melinda argues that female empowerment is the solution to many complex issues in the world. By lifting up women, one helps improve society as a whole.

Family planning is the foundation for female empowerment as a whole. The ability to choose if and when to have children not only improves lives of mothers, but of their families whenever they do choose to have them. Contraceptives are the most powerful and must underutilized life-savers. Melinda writes, “we want our kids to be safe, to be healthy, to be happy, to do well in school, to fulfill their potential, to grow up and have families and livelihoods of their own- to love and be loved. And we want to be healthy ourselves and develop our own gifts and share them with the community” (57). If women are allowed to space out their pregnancies and control how many children they have...

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