CARE, Vital Voices, Melinda Gates and United Nations Foundation Join Mediaplanet and Key Industry Leaders in Campaign to Invest in Women and Girls Globally

Mar 04, 2011, 15:15 ET from Mediaplanet Publishing Inc.

NEW YORK, March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of International Women's Day, Mediaplanet Publishing released the special edition of their Investing in Women and Girls publication. It will be distributed within USA Today in the high-impact markets of New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., and will also be distributed at numerous industry events.

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The world's greatest untapped resource

The publication will raise awareness of the potential women and girls have as the world's greatest untapped resource and will focus on the idea that investing in them is crucial in achieving global economic progress, political stability and greater prosperity for the world, inspiring readers to become a part of this worldwide movement.

The report will reach over 1.5 million readers with contributions from organizations such as CARE, Vital Voices and the United Nations Foundation, as well as key opinion leaders such as Christy Turlington Burns, Mary Robinson, Nicholas Kristof and Melinda Gates.

"Every day, women around the world show us with their ingenuity and persistence that they know how to make change happen. Using their wits, they seize seemingly small opportunities that, overtime, yield big results. At CARE, our experience has shown us that empowered girls and women will move mountains in the fight against poverty," says Dr. Helene D. Gayle, President and CEO of CARE.

Mediaplanet's report

In partnership with Aid for Africa, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), Amnesty International, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, CARE, Chicago Council on Global Affairs, The Elders, Every Mother Counts, ExxonMobil, Gap Inc., General Mills, The Global Business Coalition, Hearts4Hearts Girls, Intel, International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), The Commonwealth, Mountain2Mountain, The Nike Foundation, ONE, Opportunity International, Pathfinder International, Pax World Funds, Prosperity Candle, Save the Children, United Nations Foundation, Verizon, Vital Voices, Women Deliver and Women for Women International, the Investing in Women and Girls publication is a collective voice to motivate readers to engage in the global women and girl movement in an effort to continue to gain momentum towards this cause.

To view this full report CLICK HERE or click the link: http://doc.mediaplanet.com/all_projects/6574.pdf

Mediaplanet creates focused reports on specific social cause, business, healthcare, technology and consumer topics.

For more information, go to www.Mediaplanet.com or call 646-922-1400.

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