Poverty is sexist. It's about time someone said it. Being born female in one of the world’s poorest countries means your life will be harder, simply because of your gender. As a girl, you're more likely to be taken out of school. As a woman, you’ll find it harder to get credit or own land.
Unlocking the full potential of girls and women wouldn’t just transform their lives, or their families' - it could help end extreme poverty. Because when women rise out of poverty, they take other people with them too.
The fight for equality is already on. In developing countries, girls and women are breaking down barriers and achieving extraordinary things. Your voice can help them win the fight faster.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is hosting a meeting of the world’s most powerful leaders this June, so she gets to decide what gets talked about and acted on.
Show every girl and woman, no matter where they live, you’re on their side.
This year we can commit to ending extreme poverty - but we will only achieve this if we unlock the full potential of millions of girls and women. I'm counting on you to take real action that leads to real change - prioritising the countries and people that need it the most.