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We need to em­power women. Give women a voice in the de­ci­sion-mak­ing process. Give women a po­lit­i­cal voice where they can cham­pion for their own wel­fare. And, of course, for us United Na­tions, we need to do our part. Mar­garet Chan, Di­rec­tor-Gen­eral of the World Health Or­ga­ni­za­tion (WHO), ad­dress­ing a Re­gional Com­mit­tee for Africa in Ad­dis Ababa, Ethiopia

Pol­i­tics af­fect the prices in the mar­ket, the ma­ter­nal mor­tal­ity rate, whether our chil­dren can ob­tain a qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion. Pol­i­tics even de­cide the re­pro­duc­tive rights of women. There­fore, we must en­sure that our po­lit­i­cal rep­re­sen­ta­tives ex­pand and pro­tect our rights. Leymah Gbowee, Liberian No­bel Peace Prize Lau­re­ate and UN de­vel­op­ment ad­vo­cate in an in­ter­view with Global Ed­u­ca­tion Magazine

UN Photo/Rick Ba­jor­nas

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