Nowhere on earth do women have as many opportunities as men. Nowhere. But the gender gap is wider for women living in extreme poverty.
We won’t end extreme poverty until we break down the barriers holding girls and women back.
We believe that none of us are equal until all of us are equal. Join the movement that’s already 9 million strong.
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.
Girls and women in the world’s poorest countries are being held back from realising their full potential, because poverty is sexist. They are fighting for an equal chance to learn, equal opportunities to earn money, and equal control over their finances.
If every woman could unlock her own potential to work, earn and invest in the future, the impact would be revolutionary.
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