Our focus has to be on changing reality, not changing laws.

— Sheryl WuDunn

The most remarkable Sheryl WuDunn quotes that will add value to your life

In the same way that slavery was a moral challenge for the 19th century and totalitarianism was a challenge for the 20th century, the challenge that women and girls face around the world is the moral challenge of our time.


One of the ways to be happy, to be truly happy, is to contribute to a cause that is greater than yourself. And, through Harvard-based research, we can see that happy people live longer.


The tools to crush modern slavery exist, but the political will is lacking.


One of the best ways to fight poverty and to fight terrorism is to educate girls and bring women into the formal labor force.


It's no accident that the countries that have enjoyed an economic take off have been those that educated girls and then gave them the autonomy to move to the cities to find work


When the history of African development is written, it will be clear that a turning point involved the empowerment of women.


Decades from now, people will look back and wonder how societies could have acquiesced in a sex slave trade in the twenty-first century that is... bigger than the transatlantic slave trade was in the nineteenth. They will be perplexed that we shrugged as a lack of investment in maternal health caused half a million women to perish in childbirth each year.


Women are not the problem they're the solution


In contrast, Western historians, and those in South Korea, say the North attacked the South on June 25, 1950. Both sides agree that after the war began, the North Korean Army captured Seoul in three days and pushed as far south as Pusan before American troops arrived to drive back the North Koreans nearly as far north as the border to China.


We all have won the lottery of life. How do we discharge that responsibility?


If you economically empower a woman, she represents enormous opportunity that can actually be transformative not only for her family and for her community, but at the aggregate level for the economy.

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