Nelson Mandela was a fierce advocate for gender equality his entire life. Throughout his political career, Mandela reminded the world that if half of us are held back, then no one can move forward, especially when it comes to ending extreme poverty.
“As long as the nation refuses to acknowledge the equal role of more than half of itself, it is doomed to failure." — Nelson Mandela, 1996, South Africa's Women's Day.
2018 marks the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth. Take action with Global Citizen to carry “Madiba’s” message of activism, freedom from want, and justice for all, inspiring a new generation of people to join us on our mission to end extreme poverty by 2030.