January 4, 2013
I believe guaranteeing women's civil and human rights is an important means for bettering the world culturally and economically. Women and girls need special help with education and childcare in order to become self-sufficient. It has been shown that educated women improve the stability of the society in which they live. There is less war and a higher standard of living. The status of women in many countries today continues to be low. It will take a concerted effort on the part of both women and men to change this.
My name is Arlene Abady. I'm a retired legal editor and have been involved in women's issues for many years. I support causes and organizations that help women locally and globally through legislation, scholarships and micro-finance.