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.

Sexism is global – the fight against it should be too. Join the movement and use your voice to call for change. We’re more than 9 million strong already, but we’ll be even more powerful with you.

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Tell world leaders: ACT NOW for 130 million girls out of school

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Educate a girl in one of the world’s poorest countries, and it won’t just change her world.  It could change yours too.

130 million girls are not in school right now. That’s 130 million potential engineers, entrepreneurs and political leaders the world is missing out on.  Education is one of the most powerful weapons in the fight against extreme poverty - so it’s an outrage that so many girls are still denied the chance to learn.

In the next few weeks, we’ve got an incredible opportunity to change this. Global leaders are being asked to crowdfund one of the biggest education funders in the world’s poorest countries. If they all chip in enough, it would mean millions more girls will have the chance to complete a full 12 years of school. That’s a whole lot more educated girls who could go on to change the world.

Tell world leaders to fund education and make sure all girls count.

Dear World Leaders,

130 million girls are out of school - this is a crisis and we need to act. Please fully finance the Global Partnership for Education as part of the solution so it can help millions of girls in the poorest countries get the education they deserve.


130 million girls don’t have access to education. So we’re asking the world to count them, one by one.

Choose your number, then add a video or photo of yourself counting it.

We’ll deliver your message to leaders and urge them to act, so that every girl gets the chance to reach her full potential.


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ONE’s ground-breaking report, The Toughest Places for a Girl to Get an Education, reveals the ten toughest countries and highlights some of the many unique barriers girls face. Over 130 million girls are out of school – it’s a global crisis that perpetuates poverty, and this report calls on world leaders to take urgent action including fully funding the Global Partnership for Education and Education Cannot Wait.