"Next time a woman becomes Party Leader or Prime Minister of Norway, she will not meet the same problems that I had."
In an in-depth interview with Mayumi Yoshinari for Japanese political affairs magazine Chuo-Koron, Gro Harlem Brundtland discusses everything from the secret of successful leadership to achieving a nuclear weapon-free world.
"The abuse of women and girls is the most pervasive and unaddressed human rights violation on earth."
Marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Jimmy Carter condemns the widespread discrimination that justifies and perpetuates the abuse of girls and women across the world.
"Why is it so important to promote and safeguard gender equality? It is a matter of human rights. It is a matter of democracy. Also, it is pure common sense."
Marking 100 years of women's right to vote in Norway, former Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland gives a speech on Norway's struggle for gender equality, the centrality of women to a prosperous and equitable world, and why we cannot be complacent about the progress made so far.
The Elders are independent global leaders, brought together by Nelson Mandela, who offer their collective influence and experience to support peace building, help address major causes of human suffering and promote the shared interests of humanity.