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World’s First Female President Reflects On Breaking Barriers

The World’s First Elected Female President Reflects On Breaking Barriers, Women’s Rights By Stephanie Fillion Even at 92, Vigdis Finnbogadottir, who became the first elected female president of a country in 1980, is still a consummate politician and continues to speak out for women’s rights. Finnbogadottir made a recent appearance at the Reykjavik Global Forum, where her attendance was celebrated by…

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Ethiopia ‘Sets The Standard’ With Election Of First Female President.

Ethiopian lawmakers unanimously elected the country’s first female president on Thursday, days after approving one of the world’s few “gender-balanced” Cabinets as the country’s dramatic reforms continue. As seasoned diplomat Sahle-Work Zewde assumed the largely ceremonial post, many celebrated Africa’s only current female head of state. The continent’s first female president, Liberia’s Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, left office this year. Sahle-Work…

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