To people like me, who are from abroad, the American debate has often seemed bewildering. How could you not want to find a way to provide affordable care to citizens? In the US, of course, the system is enormously complicated and entrenched.
Women must have opportunities to pursue their dreams whether they live in Cape Town or Libreville, San Francisco or New York. We envisage -- and are working to help bring about -- a world where female leaders are no longer an exception, but a thoroughly unsurprising norm.
Earlier this month, Africa gave the world some very good news. The Economist magazine reported that the continent as a whole had experienced some of the steepest drops in child mortality ever seen anywhere.
Women are at the center of our world's development. Women are the mothers who bear and care for children, and they play an important economic role. Empowering women is key to boosting the well-being of many rural societies.