The holiday edition of World Ark magazine is out, hope you got yours already. This issue is especially great.

It's not every day that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton takes the time to chat with us about women's role in development work. She makes a brilliant case for why boosting women's status around the globe is so important.

"We know that investing in women's employment, health and education levels leads to greater economic growth across a broad spectrum," she said. "It also leads to healthier children and a better educated population overall. We know that political systems that are open to full participation by women produce more effective institutions and more representative governments."

The magazine also features stories and photos about Heifer projects in Senegal, Malawi and Bangladesh.

If you haven't found your magazine in the mailbox yet, view it online here.

Author

Austin Bailey

Austin Bailey is a writer and editor for Heifer's World Ark magazine.