Too often, the world’s poor are held back socially, politically, and economically from reaching their true potential. Girls and women can face systemic barriers that prevent them from leading healthy, productive lives. They are disproportionately impacted by violence, discrimination and barriers to attend school and pursue skilled work. Lifting the world’s poor out of extreme poverty means knocking down the barriers that hold them back. Take action now to ensure that everyone, no matter who they are, or where they are from, can live and grow to survive and thrive.