1 MILLION people around the world have stood with girls and women everywhere to say ‘Poverty is Sexist’, and asked our leaders to do something about it. Now that’s really hard to ignore. We’ve been really busy making sure African leaders got your message.
We were in Johannesburg for the 25th AU Summit to deliver your calls for leaders to stand with girls and women. We are delighted to share that our leaders pledged to create more opportunities for women to thrive and reach their full potential in line with our advocacy asks.
ONE Africa partnered with civil society organizations in Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe to get more voices and recommendations for the heads of state on the challenges women face on the continent.
I had an opportunity to talk to Dr Rutendo Bonde, the Chairperson of the Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) about why the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) should prioritize women’s health.
We want to let you in on something big we’re planning to do today. It’s going to involve thousands of people, standing with girls and women around the world, and we need your help to really make a splash! Two months ago, we launched a bold new campaign with a simple – but pretty powerful – message:......
No matter how you cut it – socially, economically, legally - girls and women in the poorest countries are being denied the chance to reach their full potential. So will you help us do something about it?
Some of the world’s most prominent and credible female voices - including Beyoncé, Meryl Streep, Lady Gaga, Sheryl Sandberg, Charlize Theron, and Angelique Kidjo - have a VERY important message about the girls and women of the world.
“I came here with my stepmother when I was 15. My father wanted to marry me to a much older man but I was a young girl at the time. I remember how my stepmother refused my father’s wishes. We packed our belongings overnight and left to join the other women of Umoja”.
We can leave this world better than we found it. In 2015, we have a unique chance to demand a better world. Our leaders will make a new global plan that could end extreme poverty for good. But only if it’s really great. Watch the video, then choose the world you want to live in.
This year I’m going to be more demanding. Will you join me? This year is unique - world leaders are making a new global poverty plan and if it’s really, really great, we could end extreme poverty for good. There’s never been a bigger moment for our movement. And we’ve never needed you more.
Dear World Leaders (Cc: Everyone else), There are moments in history that become turning points. In our view, 2015 will be such a moment. It is the most important year for global decision-making since the start of the new millennium.