Kathleen Parker’s “Women aren’t a side issue, they are the main issue” (column, 4-5) asserts that protecting women should be at the core of our foreign policy.
How true. It is in our strategic interest to save women and children of the world through U.S. development efforts. If given the chance, women can be the stabilizing elements of any society. Educating children to at least the primary level, especially girls, provides the economic and personal empowerment allowing them to make healthier choices for themselves and their families.
Microcredit programs that reach out to women in poverty offer them an alternative …