There cannot be true democracy unless women’s voices are heard. There cannot be true democracy unless women are given opportunity to take responsibility for their own lives. Cannot be true democracy unless all citizens are able to participate fully in the lives of their country – Hillary Clinton, Former Secy of State, United States

All my life I’ve believed that men and women have equal capacities and talents…consequently there should be equality in life’s chances – Julia Gillard, Fmr Prime Minister of Australia

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More women speaking up and seizing the helm of power can create its own momentum. It can change the culture that helps perpetuate those external forces – Nancy Birdsall, Founding President, Center for Global Development

For me, a better democracy is a democracy where women do not only have the right to vote and to elect but to be elected — Michelle Bachelet, head of UN Women, former president and defense minister of Chile

If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing — Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s first female prime minister

It makes me very happy that through the NYAY scheme women will add Rs 72,000 every year in their accounts and that our aim is to put women at the centre of our efforts – Priyanka Gandhi, Member All India Congress Committee

Men should be encouraged to study home science in college and hone their culinary skills, while women should be motivated to take up physical education, especially martial arts, as an effort to banish gender bias from society – Sushma Swaraj, Foreign Minister of India

Jacinda Ardern

I really rebel against this idea that politics has to be a place full of ego and where you’re constantly focused on scoring hits against each one another. Yes, we need a robust democracy, but you can be strong, and you can be kind – Jacinda Arden, Prime Minister of New Zealand

Have a bias toward action – let’s see something happen now. You can break that big plan into small steps and take the first step right away – Indira Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India

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