Zainab Salbi: Women, wartime and the dream of peace | Video on TED.com

A beautiful talk. A heart-breaking talk.

There is no way we can talk about the building of stability if we don’t start investing in women and girls. Did you know that one year of the world’s military spending equals 700 years of the U.N. budget and equals 2,928 years of the U.N. budget allocated for women? If we just reverse that distribution of funds, perhaps we could have a better lasting peace in this world. And last, but not least, we need to invest in peace and women, not only because it is the right thing to do, not only because it is the right thing to do for all of us to build sustainable and lasting peace today, but it is for the future.

via Zainab Salbi: Women, wartime and the dream of peace | Video on TED.com.

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