The incredible ONE team in France have been campaigning for months, telling the world that #PovertyisSexist and asking world leaders, including their President François Hollande, to prioritise the worlds poorest populations – especially women and girls.
Why should the world’s poorest get half of the whole aid budget? Well, did you know, in the least developed countries (LDCs), 43% of the population live on less than one euro a day, compared to just 13% in other developing countries AND despite this alarming finding, only 30% of international development aid goes to the poorest countries?
This is why ONE, with the full support of its members, are asking for half of international development aid to be given to those countries most in need, and that priority be given to women and girls!
So far more than 1 million people worldwide have signed our “Poverty is Sexist” petition and thousands more of you have taken your ‘strengthie’ and posted it on your social networks to stand in solidarity with girls and women by showing world leaders that together, we are stronger!
The ONE France team decided to take these amazing images of support and strength for girls and women, and literally show their leader how strong ONE members were by printing 1000 temporary posters and plastering them across the streets of Paris, in the districts of the Elysee and outside the Ministry of Foreign Affairs!
This delivered a strong message to François Hollande and Laurent Fabius: France must roll up its sleeves, allocating 50% of development aid to the poorest countries, and giving priority to girls and women.
Last week a new global agreement was made at the Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa, which sets out how the fight against extreme poverty will be funded in the next 15 years. Find out what we thought of it! There are still two months before new Global Goals are decided by the United Nations, so we need to keep up the pressure!