Who runs the world? GIRLS! Crown Princess Mary and Canada's First Lady Sophie Grégoire Trudeau join forces to lead international campaign for women's rights – Women Deliver

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Who runs the world? GIRLS! Crown Princess Mary and Canada’s First Lady Sophie Grégoire Trudeau join forces to lead international campaign for women’s rights

By Nkayla Afshariyan | The Daily Mail | 16 March 2017

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, are joining forces to promote women and girls' political rights.

International organisation for women's rights, Women Deliver, is launching a new campaign to promote awareness surrounding the problems with gender inequality.

The Danish Royal and Canada's leading lady are already advocates for women and girls' rights and the joint initiative aims to empower women in areas such as education, sexual health, human rights and climate change.

The campaign, called Deliver For Good, was announced on Wednesday at the United Nations’ 61st Commission on the Status of Women in New York.

As well as having support from the Danish Royal, the campaign is also supported by nearly 200 organisations and 56 states, according to Royal Central.

The Australian-born Princess has always been an advocate for positive social change, establishing the Mary Foundation in 2007 which aims to combat social isolation.

The Royal has also worked with Women Deliver before, speaking at a conference in Copenhagen in 2016.

The 45-year-old and is the patron of the conference, which is held annually, and spoke of the need for social change so women can have a chance at leadership roles.

'The evidence is sound; when we invest in girls and women society as a whole benefits,' she said.

The Princess also embarked on a UNICEF humanitarian mission to Ethiopia in 2015 were she was visiting to speak against child marriage and female genital mutilation.

The Danish Royal was fittingly attending the world premier of a documentary on female genital mutilation, Jaha Dukureh, in Copenhagen the day of the Deliver Good campaign release.

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau and her husband, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are also both outspoken advocates for women's rights.

The 41-year-old mother-of-three has been an advocate for teenage self-esteem, eating disorders and mental health.

The Deliver For Good will feature four well-known women, including recognised UN politicians Dr Alaa Murabit and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, and José Alberto 'Pepe' Mujica Cordano, Uruguay’s former president.