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For a country to thrive, everyone must have equal opportunity to achieve their own ambitions. That is why this government is working to champion women’s economic empowerment, both in the UK and across the globe

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“We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.” These are the words of activist Malala Yousafzai, who survived an assassination attempt whilst travelling home from school. Her crime? Fighting for female education. Last year she graduated from the University of Oxford, a moment of hope for women and girls around the world. We can learn from Malala’s words, now and in the years to come, as we make the most of opportunities that come our…

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