Women rights activists must be grinning from ear-to-ear right now. In the past few weeks, a new wave seems to be spreading through the world’s political landscape as more women take up leading roles.
Today, a new head of state is being sworn into office, in the west African nation of Liberia. She happens to be Africa’s first female democratically-elected President. I’m talking about Madam Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.
Just yesterday, the people of Chile voted-in their first female President – Michelle Bachelet
The atmosphere in Chile right now is simply exciting.
Not too long ago, Angela Merkel, leader of the Christian Democrats (CDU), was sworn in as Germany’s first woman chancellor at a ceremony in the country’s parliament.
In South Africa, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is the Deputy President.
In Nigeria, the Finance Minister is female.
There are more women in leading roles, in Africa, and globally.
Now that we have more of them, my fingers are crossed as I wait to see them leaving indellible marks in the sands of time.