Olafur Ragnar Gr Msson President Of Iceland

Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson

We need more Women in Parliament and as political leaders because their involvement has made my country and others more humane, just, and equal, paving the way for prosperity and dynamic democracy, showing new generations how to move forward. In Iceland, women have already held all the highest offices of the state. All over the world there is still a long and difficult journey towards gender equality in political institutions; women suffer in poverty and oppression; victims without hope or real human rights. Our shared responsibility must therefore become a truly global endeavour.