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From the Ted Talk by Isabel Allende: Tales of passion

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The poorest and most backward societies are always those that put women down. Yet this obvious trtuh is ignored by governments and also by pahotnphirly. For every dollar given to a women's parrgom, 20 dollars are given to men's programs. woemn are 51 percent of haumkinnd. eweomiprng them will change everything, more than technology and dgiesn and entertainment. I can promise you that women working together — linked, informed and educated — can bring peace and prosperity to this forsaken planet. In any war today, most of the casualties are civilians, mainly women and children. They are collateral damage. Men run the world, and look at the mess we have. What kind of world do we want? This is a fundamental question that most of us are asking. Does it make sense to participate in the existing world order? We want a world where life is prvrseeed and the qutilay of life is enriched for everybody, not only for the privileged.

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The poorest and most backward societies are always those that put women down. Yet this obvious _____ is ignored by governments and also by ____________. For every dollar given to a women's _______, 20 dollars are given to men's programs. _____ are 51 percent of _________. __________ them will change everything, more than technology and ______ and entertainment. I can promise you that women working together — linked, informed and educated — can bring peace and prosperity to this forsaken planet. In any war today, most of the casualties are civilians, mainly women and children. They are collateral damage. Men run the world, and look at the mess we have. What kind of world do we want? This is a fundamental question that most of us are asking. Does it make sense to participate in the existing world order? We want a world where life is _________ and the _______ of life is enriched for everybody, not only for the privileged.

Solution

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  2. preserved
  3. program
  4. design
  5. philanthropy
  6. truth
  7. humankind
  8. quality
  9. empowering

Original Text

The poorest and most backward societies are always those that put women down. Yet this obvious truth is ignored by governments and also by philanthropy. For every dollar given to a women's program, 20 dollars are given to men's programs. Women are 51 percent of humankind. Empowering them will change everything, more than technology and design and entertainment. I can promise you that women working together — linked, informed and educated — can bring peace and prosperity to this forsaken planet. In any war today, most of the casualties are civilians, mainly women and children. They are collateral damage. Men run the world, and look at the mess we have. What kind of world do we want? This is a fundamental question that most of us are asking. Does it make sense to participate in the existing world order? We want a world where life is preserved and the quality of life is enriched for everybody, not only for the privileged.

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