The Monitor's View Nations that tap female empowerment

On his visit to India, President Obama can take note of a new reform aimed at boosting the value of girls and women in the economy. Many countries now see female empowerment as necessary for growth.

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Just days before President Obama’s visit to India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced his fourth – and perhaps most vital – reform aimed at economic progress in the South Asian nation. He launched a campaign to save India’s girls. As the father of two daughters himself, Mr. Obama can certainly relate.