Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed a Cabinet with an equal number of men and women
World leaders should do more to promote women's leadership in politics, says Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a UN summit.
He has drawn worldwide attention by appointing a Cabinet with an equal number of men and women, and called on world leaders to follow Canada's lead.
Justin Trudeau, Canadian Prime Minister: "First of all, I am going to keep saying loud and clear that I am a feminist until it is met with a shrug. Why, every time I say I'm a feminist, does the Twitterverse explodes and the news media pick it up. It shouldn't be something that creates a reaction. It simply is saying that I believe in the equality of men and women and I believe that we still have an awful lot of work to get there."
"So any world leaders who tells me 'I'd love to, I just can't do that with the current configuration of our parliament or of my party', I say 'Well, what are you doing to change that configuration and draw out those extraordinary women who can be leaders that we need them to be'?"