Girls and Women

International Women’s Day is Thursday, March 8, 2018!

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An open letter to leaders

Nowhere on earth do women have as many opportunities as men. Nowhere. But for girls and women in the poorest countries, that inequality is amplified.

We won’t end extreme poverty until we break down the barriers holding girls and women back. That’s why, on International Women’s Day — Thursday, March 8, 2018 — we want you to join the Poverty is Sexist movement and take action for women around the world.

A ONE member campaigns for girls' education at the United Nations on International Women's Day 2017. (Photo credit: Johnny Wolf/ONE)

A ONE member campaigns for girls’ education at the United Nations on International Women’s Day 2017. (Photo credit: Johnny Wolf/ONE)

Until International Women’s Day on March 8, here are a few ways to get more information or take action:

5 gender equality campaigns you need to get behind in 2018: We promised you that 2018 would be the year our gloves came off, and we’re not the only ones ready to fight — for women’s rights, that is.

4 actions you can take today to support girls’ futures: Girls and young women are facing an education crisis. It’s widespread and affects tens of millions of girls around the world. But you can do something about it.

Why Connie Britton wore THIS sweater at the Golden Globes: This longtime ONE champion wore a sweater to bring awareness to the Poverty is Sexist campaign, which aims to put a stop to extreme poverty by breaking down the barriers holding girls and women back.

QUIZ: What world-changing woman are you?: This International Women’s Day, we wanted to celebrate the amazing work that’s been done by women who’ve used their voices to change the world in incredible ways. Take the quiz to find out what world-changing woman you’re most like!


An open letter to leaders

Dear World Leaders, We’re putting you on notice. For 130 million girls without an education. For one billion women without access to a bank account. For 39,000 girls who became child brides today. For women everywhere paid less than a man for the same work. There is nowhere on earth where women have the same opportunities as men, but the gender gap is wider for women living in poverty. Poverty is sexist. And we won’t stand by while the poorest women are overlooked. You have the power to deliver historic changes for women this year. From the G7 to the G20; from the African Union to your annual budgets; we will push you for commitments and hold you to account for them. And, if you deliver, we will be the first to champion your progress. We won’t stop until there is justice for women and girls everywhere. Because none of us are equal until all of us are equal.

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