Brazilian President vows to fight for women’s rights
Summary of story from novinite.com, 02.03.11
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has vowed to fight for women’s rights as part of her campaign to celebrate March as Women’s Month.
During an interview for Brazilian television, President Rousseff, who prefers to be known as Brazil’s “female president”, instead of just “president”, said that poverty in Brazil is worst among women and children.
She announced that she would be adapting her government programmes to target measures for combatting destitution more at women, and especially at single parents.
She also addressed the lack of representation of women in government positions, saying said she would like to have more female ministers. Nine of the current 37 ministers in her cabinet are women, the highest proportion ever registered in the country.
She said that above all: ”What is most important about my being president is that now all girls can aspire to be president and it will be seen as completely normal in Brazil that a woman becomes president.”
We can only hope.