Sanna Marin, the Prime Minister of Finland has stepped aside from her position and gave the opportunity to a 16-year-old girl to become the Prime Minister of the country for one day in her place. To take the fight against gender discrimination a step further, Finland PM has taken this action, the media report. Also Read: Power of Social Media: People throng ‘Baba ka Dhaba’ after elderly couple’s heartbreaking struggle goes viral
On Wednesday, Aava Murto took Merin’s position for a day during which she met cabinet members and legislators and gave prominence to the impact of technology on gender equality, which is this year’s theme for the annual event. She actively campaigns on climate and human rights issues hails from a small village of Vaaksy in southern Finland. Also Read: Horrific! Chinese vlogger dies after ‘set on fire’ by ex-husband during live stream
Murto and Marin discussed what tech-savvy Finland with 5.5 million citizens could do to increase girls’ opportunities to use and expand technology on a worldwide basis. Murto criticised online violence and gender stereotypes about technology. Murto said, “Girls’ interest in technology is a vital, global equality matter that requires attention on a global level.”
She added, “Gender equality ambitions will not be attained as long as girls stay neglected from adopting and improving technology. Girls, who have an interest, could have a digital future and which is why girls ought to be motivated for being tech-savvy. Girls should not be given the weird looks when they say they like video games.”
“I wish that I did not have to stand here and movements like the ‘Girls’ Takeover’ were no longer a thing we need to fight for. Still, the truth is that we have not yet achieved gender equality, ” she said.
Finland regularly tops the criteria for women’s rights. Also, Marin is one of the world’s youngest government leaders at 34 and the Nordic nation’s third female prime minister. She leads Finland’s centre-left alliance government, which is made up of five parties whose leaders are all female, three of whom are under 35.
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