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You Cannot Reduce Poverty if Women Can’t Work

2017-12-19T16:39:14+00:00November 14, 2016|Guest bloggers, Impact stories, Women’s poverty|

Jahangir SultanaThis post was originally published on the Coady International Institute’s blog.

Sultana Jahangir has seen too many educated women lose their dreams. It’s why the Bangladeshi-born founder of the South Asian Women’s Rights Organization (SAWRO) in Toronto is laser-focused when persuading politicians and bureaucrats to do the right thing.

“Two out of three women who use our services have a master's degree, but have trouble finding work,” she says.