10 gender equality quotes from women across the world

Today is a strong call to #PressforProgress, a call to motivate and unite friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.

Now, more than ever, there's a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity.

Today is a strong call to #PressforProgress, a call to motivate and unite friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.

So together, let's all be tenacious in accelerating gender parity. Below are quotes from women all over the world pressing for change.

- Amina Congo

"I fight for the dignity of all people specifically women, whose rights are trampled upon. It is time that we all invest in the business of gender rights promotion. I think our fight every day is explained in these few words."

- Michelle Obama

"No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens."

- Angeline Jolie

"There is no greater pillar of stability than a strong, free and educated woman, and there is no more inspiring role model than a man who respects and cherishes women and champions their leadership."

- Hilary Clinton

"I believe that the rights of women and girls is the unfinished business of the 21st century."

- Maya Angelou

"For each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women."

- Rebecca Lolosoli

"The rights we want:

We want to choose our husband

We want to own the land,

We want to go to school,

We don't want to be cut anymore,

We want also to make decisions,

We want respect in politics,

To be leaders,

We want to be equal."

- Manal al-Sharif

"I believe a society will not be free if women of that society are not free."

- Angelica Fuentes

"Girls everywhere are strong, they are capable and they will determine our future."

- Rebecca Milner

"If you check the health of a woman, that's the health of a society."

- Chimamanda Adichie

"The problem with gender is it prescribes how we should be rather than recognising who we are."

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