Girls worldwide take over as ministers, CEOs in campaign to push for equality



JAKARTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Teenage girls across the world became government ministers, mayors and chief executives for a day on Tuesday in a global campaign to push for greater gender equality.
They staged the mock takeover in more than 50 countries - including Thailand, Bangladesh and Canada - as political and business figures stepped aside to let the girls take charge of issues affecting them, from child marriage to child labour.
"The takeover is a great statement of girls' power and their ability to change the world," said Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen, head of... read more

 
11 October 2016 in World News, Views: 37
Source: Reuters
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