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LizzLoves Dilma Rousseff November 3, 2010

Dilma Rousseff, Brazil's first female president

Brazil made history this past Sunday when they elected Dilma Rousseff as their new president. She is the first woman to hold this office in that nation. Time will only tell how she will use her leadership to better the country, but we can hope that little girls and young women in Brazil are inspired by her achievement. According to an article in k!dult, the prospect of empowering women and improving gender equality is rewarding to Rousseff, who said, “I hope the fathers and mothers of little girls will look at them and say yes, women can.”

Obrigada, Dilma!

A few quick facts on Dilma:

  • She was a former energy minister for Brazil
  • According to CNN, “Rousseff is credited with the democratization of Brazil’s energy through a program called Luz Para Todos, “Light for All,” bringing electricity to poor farmers.”
  • Among her goals as president, she wants to focus on ending poverty and improving human rights
  • She is a member of Brazil’s Workers Party
  • In the 1960’s, Dilma was a left-wing guerilla fighter


 

 

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