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?
African leaders will come together for the African Union (AU) Summit in just a few months – in the Year of Women’s Empowerment and Development. We need to make sure women and girls are at the top of their agenda, and they take the necessary action that leads to real change.
Sign our petition and stand with women and girls everywhere: Tell African leaders it’s time for real action that will lead to real change.
The petition reads:
Dear Africa leaders,
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 the necessary action that leads to real change.
As we celebrate International Women’s Day today, it’s the perfect time to reflect on what it means to be a girl or woman. Being born into extreme poverty is unlucky, unjust and unnecessary. But if you happen to be born female – well – you face an even harder life.
Sign our petition and show every girl and woman, no matter where they live, you’re on their side.
This isn’t just about doing what’s right – it’s about doing what’s smart. Unlocking the full potential of girls and women wouldn’t just transform their own lives, or even their families’ – it could help end extreme poverty for good. Because when women rise out of poverty, they take other people with them too.
The fight for equality is already on. Thousands of girls and women are already breaking down these barriers and achieving extraordinary things. But your voice can help turn personal victories into global ones.