21 female political leaders you need to know about: Part two

It’s been sixty-one years since the UN Convention on the Political Rights of Women, came into effect, yet only 21.9% of national parliamentarians worldwide right now are female. Sure, it’s a vast improvement on figures in the very recent past, but it’s still less than half of what we need to be.

If you want to see what true happiness looks like watch this Swedish sign language interpreter in action

Sign language isn't the sort of thing you normally associate with Eurovision. But when Sweden’s Melodifestivalen asked this dapper Swedish sign language interpreter to do sign language for Magnus Carlsson’s performance of “Möt Mig I Gamla Stan”, he clearly jumped at the chance. Now, it doesn't matter whether Sweden's song wins the Eurovision because their sign language dance man has already won our hearts. Here's hoping he gets deux points at the main event in Vienna later this year.

21 female political leaders you need to know about: Part one

Although it’s been sixty-one years since the UN Convention on the Political Rights of Women came into effect, and although, as of 2015, the Convention has 123 state parties (including Palestine), the political landscape is still almost entirely male-dominated. In fact, only 21.9% of national parliamentarians worldwide right now are female politicians.