|Educating the public in recognizing that investing in women helps speed up the development of local economies. Economic development effort to combat poverty can only succeed if women are part of the solution. Statistic shows where women participation in the work force grew fastest, the economy experienced the largest reduction in poverty rates. Women's access to education and employment can be empowering it reduces their vulnerability to domestic violence and health issues. It boots their self-esteem gives them more mobility and exposes them to new ideas and knowledge.