Posted by in News on July 18, 2016

Why I’m Determined to Champion an Equal World With No Exceptions

Imagine a world where every woman and girl is strong, safe, powerful, and heard. No exceptions.

Can you imagine it? A world where every girl has access to education, every woman can decide if and when she marries, where women get equal pay for work and can freely run for any office. A world where girls can go to school without the fear of being kidnapped and abused, and where women and girls are not subjected to domestic violence and rape. A world where a girl’s life is not pre-determined but self-determined.

At Global Fund for Women, we don’t just imagine that world. We want to realize it. And every day we’re working with fearless women and girls to make it happen.

The time is now. Just last month, world leaders of 193 nations met at the United Nations to commit to 17 new Sustainable Development Goals. Goal 5 commits the world to ‘achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls’ by 2030. The political declarations must be matched with moral obligation. Gender equality is the right thing to do and the outcomes are immense for peace, security, and for communities and economies. And women and girls will not wait any longer.

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Source: Huffington Post