It’s a grim milestone: one year since the coronavirus lockdowns first gripped the nation. It’s been twelve months marked by immense pain and loss. Now, the prospect of vaccine distribution could mark the beginning of the end of this global nightmare.

But then what? What will it take to build a better world than before?

Here’s one answer: think like a mother. If more of us could do this, we could create lasting solutions to seemingly intractable problems — solutions that meet the needs of many rather than the whims of a few.

To be clear, you don’t have to…

Yifat Susskind

Yifat Susskind is Executive Director of MADRE, an international women’s human rights organization partnering with women facing war and disaster.

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