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#1. We have had scarce investment in women ... One of my tasks is that everyone spends much more on women. - Author: Michelle Bachelet
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#2. Today it is time to give the government a new lease of life and this new phase which is as demanding as it is inspiring requires renovated energy and new faces. - Author: Michelle Bachelet
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#3. I took a gamble to exercise leadership without losing my feminine nature. - Author: Michelle Bachelet
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#4. I'm working for the women in the world, today; that's my essential issue. - Author: Michelle Bachelet
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#5. One of the factors a country's economy depends on is human capital. If you don't provide women with adequate access to healthcare, education and employment, you lose at least half of your potential. So, gender equality and women's empowerment bring huge economic benefits. - Author: Michelle Bachelet
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#6. You have to be doing things that matter - responsibility, but also responsibility with epic and beautiful and noble tasks. - Author: Michelle Bachelet
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#7. Gender equality must become a lived reality - Author: Michelle Bachelet
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#8. I was a woman, a divorcee, a socialist, an agnostic ... all possible sins together. - Author: Michelle Bachelet
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#9. As the old joke goes, I have all the sins together. I am a woman, a Socialist, separated and agnostic. - Author: Michelle Bachelet
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#10. People see I am a mother and head of a household. Today in Chile, one-third of households are run by women. They wake up, take the children to school, go to work. To them I am hope. - Author: Michelle Bachelet
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#11. Because I'm a doctor, I know when you have an injury it will heal if it's clean enough to heal; if your injury is dirty, it won't heal. And so when you are talking in societies, we are also talking in healing processes, and for a good healing process, you need to make things right. - Author: Michelle Bachelet
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#12. In today's interdependent world, a threat to one becomes a menace to all. And no state can defeat these challenges and threats alone. - Author: Michelle Bachelet
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#13. As a major economic force worldwide, India and Indian companies have the opportunity to set the standards in Asia in terms of women's right to decent work. - Author: Michelle Bachelet
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#14. The priority for my government is that there will be development for everyone, equally. - Author: Michelle Bachelet
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#15. Having been a head of state gives you the possibility of getting into places others can't go. - Author: Michelle Bachelet
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#16. The United Nations should become a proactive agent in the dissemination of democratic principles. - Author: Michelle Bachelet
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#17. When I'm speaking of love, when I'm speaking of reversing hate, I'm speaking not only of reconciliation - even I don't use that word - I use another word in Spanish, that's called 'reencuentro' - it's not reconciliation. - Author: Michelle Bachelet
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#18. In artillery exercises, women always win because they're more accurate. - Author: Michelle Bachelet
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#19. The change of the binominal system is without a doubt, a great advancement, it will allow us to be better represented and have better ideas. - Author: Michelle Bachelet
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#20. As more and more women, men and young people raise their voices and become active in local government, and more local leaders take action for the safety of women and girls, change happens. - Author: Michelle Bachelet
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#21. I am a woman with a calling for social struggle and public service. - Author: Michelle Bachelet
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#22. There does not have to be trade-off between growth and social protection. A democracy does not mean much if it doesn't respond to the needs and will of its people. - Author: Michelle Bachelet
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#23. For me, a better democracy is a democracy where women do not only have the right to vote and to elect but to be elected. - Author: Michelle Bachelet
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#24. I was not born in a home where there were stereotypes. So that was very useful because it gave me the sense of possibilities, of flying, if I may say, of making my hopes and dreams a reality. - Author: Michelle Bachelet
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#25. By including women in decision-making, city governments will be in a better position to fulfill their responsibility to ensure the safety of their residents, especially women and girls. - Author: Michelle Bachelet
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#26. Violence ravaged my life. I was a victim of hatred, and I have dedicated my life to reversing that hatred. - Author: Michelle Bachelet
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#27. There has been a cultural shift. It is difficult to measure all that right now, but Chilean women have seen my presidency as a source of pride. Women are performing in jobs in Chile now that 20 or 30 years ago nobody would have dared to imagine. - Author: Michelle Bachelet
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#28. We have to make sure that women's issues are an essential element on the agendas of all heads of state, all governments. - Author: Michelle Bachelet
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#29. During my lifetime, I realized that discrimination was not accidental, that there were structural roots and causes to it. So if we wanted to change women's lives, we need to deal with those root causes. - Author: Michelle Bachelet
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#30. In some places women have all the rights they deserve and in others there are big restrictions - in some countries they even mutilate women. - Author: Michelle Bachelet
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#31. There is no city or country in the world where women and girls live free of the fear of violence. No leader can claim: 'this is not happening in my backyard.' - Author: Michelle Bachelet
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#32. Gender equality will only be reached if we are able to empower women. - Author: Michelle Bachelet
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#33. I believe that if you want to fight inequality you have to do it starting at infancy. - Author: Michelle Bachelet
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#34. Having experienced personally and through my family the tragedy of Chile is something always present in my memory. I do not want events of that nature ever to happen again, and I have dedicated an important part of my life to ensuring that and to the reunion of all Chileans. - Author: Michelle Bachelet
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#35. I don't like stereotypes - no kind of stereotypes. - Author: Michelle Bachelet
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#36. The respect for human rights is nowadays not so much a matter of having international standards, but rather questions of compliance with those standards. - Author: Michelle Bachelet
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#37. Given political history in Chile, it seemed to me that there was a critical task of consolidating a democracy and creating healthy civic-military and political-military relationships. - Author: Michelle Bachelet
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#38. As a doctor, when I was minister of health and would go somewhere, little girls would come up to me and say, 'I want to be like you one day, I want to be a doctor.' Now, they tell me, 'I want to be president just like you.' All of us can dream as big as we want. - Author: Michelle Bachelet
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#39. It was said that Chile was not ready to vote for a woman, it was traditionally a sexist country. In the end, the reverse happened: the fact of being a woman became a symbol of the process of cultural change the country was undergoing. - Author: Michelle Bachelet
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#40. You all want to know what is my dream? Very simple. To walk along the beach, holding the hand of my lover. - Author: Michelle Bachelet
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#41. Chile needs to unite behind the goals of reducing poverty and creating more equal opportunities so that everyone can benefit from what the country has to offer, - Author: Michelle Bachelet
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#42. My message to women is: Women: We can do it. We are capable of doing almost anything, but we must learn we cannot do it all at once, we need to prioritize. - Author: Michelle Bachelet
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#43. We simply can no longer afford to deny the full potential of one half of the population. The world needs to tap into the talent and wisdom of women. Whether the issue is food security, economic recovery, health, or peace and security, the participation of women is needed now more than ever. - Author: Michelle Bachelet
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#44. Women say that my election represents a cultural break with the past - a past of sexism, of misogyny. - Author: Michelle Bachelet
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#45. Educational equality doesn't guarantee equality on the labor market. Even the most developed countries are not gender-equal. There are still glass ceilings and 'leaky pipelines' that prevent women from getting ahead in the workplace. - Author: Michelle Bachelet
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#46. There's full consensus in the military that women shouldn't be in person-to-person combat. I don't know if we have enough experience to know whether this is the right approach. But women can be elsewhere. We have mandatory military service in Chile. I pushed for women in all areas. - Author: Michelle Bachelet
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#47. It isn't that women are less ambitious, but women want to find a balance between work, love, and family. - Author: Michelle Bachelet
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#48. The current global landscape is quite different from the not-too-distant past. The process of globalization has intensified, and the world is moving towards new forms of governance. - Author: Michelle Bachelet
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#49. Women's strength, women's industry, women's wisdom are humankind's greatest untapped resource. The challenge then for U.N. Women is to show our diverse constituencies how this resource can be effectively tapped in ways that benefit us all. - Author: Michelle Bachelet
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#50. The 2010 global gender gap report by the World Economic Forum shows that countries with better gender equality have faster-growing, more competitive economies. - Author: Michelle Bachelet
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#51. Violence against women in all its forms is a human rights violation. It's not something that any culture, religion or tradition propagates. - Author: Michelle Bachelet
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#52. As a vibrant force in civil society, women continue to press for their rights, equal participation in decision-making, and the upholding of the principles of the revolution by the highest levels of leadership in Egypt. - Author: Michelle Bachelet
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#53. In any area of the U.N. we ... have to agree on certain language that can represent the same spirit, but that can be accepted by everyone. - Author: Michelle Bachelet
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#54. Having more women in company boards, in senior management, supervisory positions and workers in the formal sector is not only the right thing to do, but the smart thing to do. It's good for the bottom line. - Author: Michelle Bachelet
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#55. My top priority for 2012 will be to make a renewed push for women's economic empowerment and political participation. - Author: Michelle Bachelet
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