Finland, at 16, becomes prime minister … for a day

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Finland, at 16, becomes prime minister ... for a day


For a day she took over from Sanna Marin and became prime minister of Finland at the age of 16 Aava Murto, a student and activist originally from Vaaksy, a small village in the south of the country. The initiative was born as part of the Girls Takeover, a program supported by the United Nations to raise awareness on gender inequality. Without signing decrees and deciding laws, the teenager took on the role of the premier by meeting cabinet members and other parliamentarians and managing the phone calls.


Finland, at 16, becomes prime minister ... for a day


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Finland, at 16, becomes prime minister … for a day


The 16-year-old “premier” also gave a speech in which she focused more on the role of technology in reducing the gender gap. “Girls’ access to technology is a major global equality issue that needs to be taken seriously. Gender equality ambitions will fade as long as girls are sidelined in the use and development of technology. young women have a digital future, which is why they should have a say in technology. ”

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