Economic Freedom Is the Key to Female Empowerment

Rafia Zakaria made some outstanding points in her recent New York Times op-ed, “The Myth of Women’s ‘Empowerment'” – but she also made some conspicuous omissions. In her piece, she draws attention to the international aid industry’s flawed and patronizing approach to female empowerment. However, she overlooks the importance of women’s economic empowerment, focusing solely on…