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 almost 8 million strong already, but we’ll be even more powerful with you.

Here’s how you can get involved…

ACT NOW: GIRLS COUNT


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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Tell G20 leaders that all girls count

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Right now, 130 million girls around the world are being denied an education — and, because of that, the chance to reach their full potential.

The leaders of the world’s 20 biggest economies are meeting soon in Hamburg, Germany. This G20 Class of 2017 could get top marks by agreeing to support new financing and policies that would help get every girl into school. Or they could fall further behind by doing nothing.

Poverty is sexist - it hits girls and women hardest. But educate a girl in one of the world’s poorest countries, and it can dramatically improve her health, wealth, and potential. She’s less likely to become a child bride, experience violence or contract HIV. And she could help lift her family — and her entire country — out of poverty.

If you agree that all girls count, add your name to send G20 leaders their report card now. 

G20 leaders,
130 million girls are not in school. That’s unacceptable. I’m counting on you to put in place adequate financing and policies to help ensure that every girl, in every country, gets the education she deserves. I believe girls count - I hope you do too.

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Educating every girl to secondary level in sub-Saharan Africa could help save the lives of 1.2 million children. Yet it costs less than a loaf of bread to educate a girl for a day.

There is a wealth of evidence to show that an educated country is one that is healthier, wealthier and more stable – and that universal, quality education is one of the best antidotes to poverty.

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