In just a few weeks, world leaders will be meeting in Oslo, Norway to decide whether or not girls’ education around the world will receive a massive boost in funding over the next 15 years. And as a global citizen, I already know that educating girls is one of the biggest steps we can take toward eliminating extreme poverty. So today, Global Citizens are joining with Usher, Alli Simpson, Melinda Gates, and many more amazing global citizens to launch the :01 March for Girls and Women, stitching together one second “march” video s of supporters like you marching (on the street, at the office, in your room, anywhere!) to make our message to those world leaders loud and clear: It’s time to commit to supporting education for girls.
When major global summits that impact girls and women take place in Oslo and New York this year, we’ll bring the video s you submit — of thousands of global citizens marching– directly to the prime ministers, presidents, and high-level delegates who are participating. There won’t be any doubt about our message: Girls and women are essential to building healthier, better-educated and sustainable communities, and we need to support them.
One second may not seem like much time, but it could mean a world of difference to the girls and women across the globe who don’t have access to education.
Thanks for taking action –
Hilary Stingley and the Global Citizen team