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Stefan Löfven

We need more women in parliaments and as political leaders because the systemic discrimination against women is among the most blatant breaches of human rights worldwide. By offering one half of our populations the same opportunities as the other half, we can double the talent pool and unlock enormous potential for prosperity. To realise this, we need gender equality everywhere power is held: in parliaments, in governing boards, in unions, in civil society. The silencing of women in public debate must be stopped – and we need men and women to stand side by side to fight it.