There is a widespread crisis affecting the lives of girls and young women across the globe right now. It’s unjustifiable, unacceptable — and, for girls and young women living in extreme poverty, it can be crippling.
So, what is the crisis? Sexism.
No girl dreams of a future where she’s married as a child, denied the right to an education or infected with a preventable disease by a husband she didn’t choose. But, this is the reality millions of girls living in extreme poverty are facing right now.
#PovertyIsSexist and we’re saying enough is enough.
We’re asking you to help us fight for a world where girls get to make their own choices, chase their own dreams and are empowered to build their own futures.
Here are four different ways you can join the movement and turn your outrage into action too:
1. Tell the world sexism is unacceptable.
Sign our open letter to world leaders and share it with your friends. The world needs to hear your voice because empowering girls means a better world for everyone.
2. Get your phone ready.
Download one of these inspirational phone backgrounds to keep yourself motivated in the fight for equality everywhere!
BONUS: Watch our brand new video.
We asked these young girls what they’re going to be when they grow up. Their answers will shock you.