According to a new World Bank report, about 8 million Bangladeshi were lifted from poverty between 2000 and 2016. "Bangladesh has an inspiring story of reducing poverty and advancing development. Since 2000, the country has reduced poverty by half,” the report says. Read more at the link in our bio.
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This year, the Nobel Prize for Economics has been awarded to three pioneers in the fight against poverty: Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Michael Kremer (not pictured). Duflo is the youngest person and only the second woman ever to win the prize. Read more about their work at the link in our bio.
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Iranian women were allowed to attend a live stadium soccer match on Thursday for the first time in about four decades, following a recent threat from FIFA to suspend the country for its discriminatory bans. The decision to allow women into the stadium is a huge win for Global Goal 5, which aims to achieve gender equality by 2030, but it is still unclear whether the ban on women is permanently lifted. Read more at the link in our bio.
(📷: Vahid Salemi/AP) #womenandgirls#iran#worldcup#soccer#football#middleeast#genderequality