We’re putting world leaders on notice this International Women’s Day
This International Women’s Day, ONE is publishing its fourth annual #PovertyisSexist letter to world leaders, putting them on notice and asking them to deliver powerful changes for women and girls living in extreme poverty.
World leaders need to know that the fight for gender equality does not stop in our own backyards — and that this fight must include the girl denied an education in South Sudan, the farmer not allowed to own the land she works in Uganda, and the woman not allowed to bank the money she earns in Chad.
We’re living through an incredible moment in history and surrounded by inspiring examples of what is possible when people come together to call out injustice and say “no more.” These movements are changing conversations, changing culture, and changing laws. And it’s critical that the girls and women hit hardest by gender inequality — those living in extreme poverty — are not left behind.
None of us are equal until all of us are equal and we won’t stop campaigning until there is justice for women and girls everywhere.