A long list of celebrities has got one thing in common, they are voicing how they feel about the right for education for young women across the globe.
81 influential figures have signed their names to to an open letter on education written by ONE; “an advocacy group cofounded by Bono that hopes to end poverty and disease all over the world, particularly Africa” (Refinery29.com). This letter focuses on the support of the education for young women and will call on leaders around the world to substantially increase the number of girls in schools by millions. A just cause that has a powerful message.
An excerpt from the letter reads, “Every additional year of school that a girl completes increases her future earnings, which is good for her family, her community and her country.
We cannot afford to squander the potential of 130 million girls to cure diseases or end wars, invent brilliant technology or revolutionize an industry… or simply to access opportunity.
We are coming together and uniting across our divides to get every girl into school and to make sure she gets a quality education once she’s there.
But we need you to do the same” (one.org).
Those who have signed include huge names such as Lady Gaga, Blake Lively, Charlize Theron, Robin Wright, Rashida Jones, Neil Patrick Harris, and the list goes on.
This letter will be delivered personally on by ONE to leaders of the world on March 8th, International Women’s Day.
ONE is calling everyone to be part of this moving message and is asking you to join/sign as well. Be part of the change and head over to ONE.org.