Africa: Closing Africa's Gender Gap

[WEF]Africa stands to benefit from the converging of many trends, including a 5.5% growth rate and an increasingly educated young population. But will 51% of its population benefit from these opportunities? According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2012, when it comes to achieving gender parity in areas such as health, education, economics and political empowerment, the continent is lagging behind. There are, however, a few surprising and stellar examples that give hope. For example

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