Desmond Tutu, Jimmy Carter and Hina Jilani are preparing for their first ever Twitter Q&A on women’s rights – to be held at 2pm GMT today.

“We men have made a mess of things. I want a world run by women!” said Tutu, who is a member of The Elders. "I think we are beginning to realise that we cannot have a fair world, a peaceful world, when we exclude half the population. It is not right that a child of God should be condemned to a life that is less than full, just because she is a girl. Give her the power to become all she can be and her world – which is ours, too – will be transformed.

“Until I can have a world run by women, I want male leaders to do more for equality for girls and women. My fellow Elder Jimmy Carter calls women’s inequality the most widespread human rights violation on earth, and sadly, I believe he is correct.

“We celebrate International Women’s Day this week. Jimmy Carter, Hina Jilani and I are preparing for our first ever Twitter Q&A on women’s rights – this is a first for us oldies, so please tweet us all your questions using what I’m told is a hashtag: #askElders, and we will try our best to answer them.”

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