This International Women’s Day, we’re putting you on notice.


This International Women’s Day, we’re putting world leaders on notice. Will you sign our Poverty is Sexist open letter?


Right now, a seismic shift is happening. Women around the world are speaking up and stepping forward in their millions, calling out the injustice they experience every day. These movements are changing conversations, changing culture, and changing laws.

It’s critical that the girls and women hit hardest by gender inequality – those living in extreme poverty – are not left behind. If we demand more from our leaders, together we could rewrite history.

The letter reads:

Dear World Leaders,

This International Women’s Day, 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.

Thank you for putting your name to what you stand for.

The ONE Team

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