Societies that take care of their women open themselves up to new opportunities of peace and prosperity. Unfortunately, we haven't seem to really get the message yet. Women are still subject to archaic and misogynist practices all around the world, and are held back from fulfilling their full potential due to barriers such as access to education, restrictive religions, and lack of empowerment . To celebrate International Women's Day this year, I thought I'd share this link to an article about the rights of women in the Arab world. Lots of high points, but way too many low points. We have a long way to go. Check it out here.