"Women are better leaders than men," says Obama

Posted : 2020-01-16 15:23 Updated : 2020-01-16 16:06
A woman and a child ride an electric tricycle in the old town of Luoyang, Henan province, China January 21, 2019. Reuters

A woman reacts to the sun coming out of the clouds during the annual Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival on Fifth Avenue in New York City, New York, U.S. April 21, 2019. Reuters

Huang Wensi in action during her final training session in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, China, before she heads to Taiwan for her Asia Female Continental Super Flyweight Championship match, September 23, 2018. Huang is one of a small but growing number of women in China to embrace professional boxing, relishing its intense nature despite traditional stereotypes that steer women away from such activities. "A woman is not just limited to being a wife or mother in the house," she said. Reuters

A displaced woman looks at her child who is hiding behind her dress, in a school now occupied by IDPs (Internally Displaced People) after heavy rains and floods forced hundreds of thousands of people to leave their homes, in the town of Pibor, Boma state, South Sudan, November 6, 2019. Reuters

A Turkana tribeswoman reacts after an accidental fire on a shelter in Turkana settlement in Ilemi Triangle, Kenya, July 15, 2019. Reuters

Aicha, a nomadic Fulani woman, poses with her son Ali, in Dosso on June 21, 2019, on the ruins of her old hut, now being rebuild few meters away. - Higher temperatures, shifting winds and moisture levels that alter rainfall patterns, sandstorms, torrential rain -- all can change the quality or even the location of pasture on which migrating herders depend. This year, for the Fulani, has been relatively good. The herdsman were able to draw on stocks of animal feed to help them survive stress points, while timely rainfall on some areas of the migration trail helped tender young grass to grow. But whether this respite endures is the big question. AFP

A woman balances a load on her head as she crosses a street near India Gate in heavy smoggy conditions in New Delhi on December 6, 2019. Reuters

A woman and her baby, who were evacuated from the last territory held by Islamic State militants, walk after being screened by U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the desert outside Baghouz, Syria, on Feb. 25, 2019. AP

A woman wearing a mask takes part in a protest against gender violence and the Chile's government in Santiago, Chile December 6, 2019. Reuters

Blindfolded women's rights activists rehearse before taking part in a performance during a protest to denounce femicide and violence against women, in New Delhi, India, 07 December 2019. The protest comes a day after a young Indian woman died from her injuries in Lucknow after being set on fire while going to trial against her alleged rapist. On the same day, four men accused in the rape and murder of another young woman, were shot dead while in police custody in Bangalore. EPA

Indian women rights activists during a candle light march supported by Swati Maliwal (Unseen), Chairperson of the Delhi Commission for Women to denounce violence against women, in New Delhi, India, 07 December 2019. The protest comes a day after a young Indian woman died from her injuries in Lucknow after being set on fire while going to trial against her alleged rapist. On the same day, four men accused in the rape and murder of another young woman, were shot dead while in police custody in Bangalore. EPA

Women and children ride in the back of a truck at the Kurdish-run al-Hol camp for the displaced where families of Islamic State (IS) foreign fighters are held, in the al-Hasakeh governorate in northeastern Syria on December 9, 2019. - Around 200 Syrian displaced people, mostly women and children, were heading home from an overcrowded desert camp in the northeast of the war-torn country on December 8, a Kurdish official said. The majority were civilians with no ties to IS, he said, while a few might have aligned with the jihadists but today regretted their decision. AFP

A woman shouts slogans during a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill, a bill approved by India's cabinet to give citizenship to religious minorities persecuted in neighboring Muslim countries, in Guwahati, India, December 5, 2019. Reuters

Fatimazehra El Ghazaoui, 27, a woman affected by a rare disorder called xeroderma pigmentosum, or XP, puts on a protective mask she wears outside on sunny days, in her home in Mohammedia, Morocco, near Casablanca, on July 16, 2019. AP

A Lebanese woman poses with her face painted with a red hand during a demonstration against sexual harassment, rape and domestic violence in the Lebanese capital Beirut on December 7, 2019. AFP

A statue representing sex slaves is seen near the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea. Japan's army during World War II asked the government to provide one sex slave for every 70 soldiers, according to historical documents reviewed by Kyodo News service that highlight the state role in the so-called "comfort women" system. The letters read "Nullity". AP

Freelance journalist Shiori Ito talks to her supporters outside a courthouse Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, in Tokyo. A Tokyo court awarded compensation to Ito in a high-profile rape case which prosecutors had once dropped their criminal investigation into an alleged attacker known for his close ties with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his ultra-conservative supporters. AP

17-years-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg holds a poster reading "School strike for Climate" as she protests in front of the Swedish Parliament, where she goes on school strike on January 10, 2020 in Stockholm. AFP

A woman clenches her fist during a demonstration Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 in Paris. French airport employees, teachers and other workers joined nationwide strikes Tuesday as unions cranked up pressure on the government to scrap upcoming changes to the country's national retirement system. AP

Turkish riot police try to disperse women protesters gathering for the 'Las Tesis' dance protest, which has been popularized by Chilean feminists denouncing the abuse and violence suffered by women, during a rally in Ankara, Turkey, 12 December 2019. A group of women took to the streets of Ankara to denounce the violence and abuse against women. EPA

Women's red shoes are spread out in the Zocalo where they were placed by activists to protest violence against women in Mexico City, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. There are 10 women killed daily on average across Mexico, and only one in 10 such crimes are solved, according to the National Citizens' Observatory on Femicide. AP