In 2013, the BBC is looking into the future in key areas of science, politics, education and our personal life, asking What if?
As a huge and growing body of research and experience makes clear, empowering women makes things better. Not perfect. But better.
Business is more profitable. Governments are more representative. Families are stronger, and communities are healthier. There is less violence – and more peace, stability and sustainability.
Some more questions from the Beeb:
- What if you could design a city?
- What if we could stay young forever?
- What if chicken conquers the world?