‘Yes, women can’ – Brazil elects first female president

// 2 November 2010

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Dilma Rousseff, speaking after she had just been elected as Brazil’s first female president this weekend:

Equal opportunities for men and women are an essential principle of democracy.

I would like for fathers and mothers to look into their daughters’ eyes today and tell them: ‘Yes, women can.’ I would like to register my first post-election commitment: to honour Brazilian women so that this unprecedented fact becomes a natural event.

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