Right now, a seismic shift is happening when it comes to addressing gender inequality.
Women around the world are speaking up and stepping forward in their millions, calling out the injustice they experience every day. These movements are changing conversations, changing culture, and changing laws. And it’s critical that the girls and women hit hardest by gender inequality – those living in extreme poverty – are not left behind.
If you want to live in a world where there is justice for women and girls everywhere, here are five campaigns you need to get behind:
He for She
This movement, initiated by UN Women, aims to engage boys and men because gender equality doesn’t discriminate — it affects both sexes. Since its launch, over 1.3 million (and counting!) actions advocating for a more gender equal world have been completed. Be part of the change here.
The official Women's March anniversary event kicking off our year-long #PowerToThePolls campaign to win in 2018 is January 21st in Las Vegas. If you can't make it to Vegas, many of our state and local organizers are holding sister events across the country. Register for the Power to the Polls kick-off or find a sister event near you by heading to PowerToThePolls.com. Comment below and let us know where you'll be for the Women's March anniversary weekend!
On January 21, 2017, millions of women and men across the globe marched together in an effort to generate transformative social change — and it worked. Why? Because the Women’s March wasn’t just a march, it was the spark that started a fire. Get involved with their 2018 activities here.
Around the world, a grassroots, Africa-led movement is happening to end female genital mutilation (FGM) within a generation. With incredible organisations like The Girl Generation leading the charge, it’s clear that progress is possible. Learn more about how you can #EndFGM here.
The clock’s been ticking on the abuse of power. Stand in solidarity with women across every industry to say #TIMESUP on abuse, harassment, and assault. #TIMESUP on oppression and marginalization. #TIMESUP on misrepresentation and underrepresentation. Sign the solidarity letter and donate to the #TIMESUP Legal Defense Fund. Link in bio.
A brand new movement created in the wake of #MeToo seeks to address the systemic inequalities and injustices women experience in the workplace around the world. Times Up will raise awareness about these experiences AND provide valuable subsidies towards legal support for individuals that bring legal action against perpetrators of sexual harassment or related retaliation in the workplace. To find out how you can get involved, check out their site.
Poverty is Sexist
We know sexism is global – and we know the fight against it should be too.
Our #PovertyIsSexist campaign aims to break down the barriers that keep women and girls in the world’s poorest countries from achieving their full potential.