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Teen Girl in Finland Becomes the "Prime Minister for a Day"

PM for a day, the lucky chance came in truth in Finland to a teen girl, Aava Murto. Prime Minister of Finland , Sanna Marin handed power to a 16-year-old on Wednesday as part of a campaign to promote girls' rights . 

Aava Murto, from Vaasky in southern Finland, was the lucky girl to be bestowed upon the responsibility for a day.  Murto found it "exciting" as she faced the media on the steps of parliament after meeting with the Chancellor of Justice. Murto also said that she had "learnt some new things about legislation." She will round off the day by meeting the prime minister to discuss gender equality in technology on Wednesday evening.

The 'PM for a day' is part of a global 'Girls Takeover' campaign by children's rights charity Plan International, which aims to raise awareness of girls' digital skills in technological industries and highlight the problem of online harassment of women. 

" It is a pleasure to be speaking here before you today - although, in a way, I wish that I did not have to stand here, that campaigns like the Girls' Takeover were no longer necessary," Miss Murto said in a speech on Wednesday.

"However, the truth is that we have not yet achieved gender equality - not anywhere on earth. Although we have accomplished a great lot of good in this area, there is still much work that needs to be done. "

Commenting on the initiative, Aava said that girls are as adept at technology as boys, and added that elders can learn much about technology from younger people.

The teenager, who actively campaigns on climate and human rights issues, applied to take part in the scheme. 

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