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Chaka Khan and Idina Menzel. Image courtesy of CARE.
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Chaka Khan and Idina Menzel Kick Off International Women’s Day Campaign With CARE

Why Global Citizens Should Care 
Women around the world are more likely to live in poverty and face disproportionate challenges when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic. Achieving gender equality is the United Nations’ Global Goal 5, which aims to lift women out of poverty and create a more equitable world. Join Global Citizen by taking action to support women around the world here.

Chaka Khan and Idina Menzel teamed up with humanitarian organization CARE to launch the #ImEveryWoman campaign on International Women’s Day (IWD).

The duo released a remake of the classic “I’m Every Woman” on Monday to kick off the campaign to recognize the strength, resilience, and leadership of women around the world who are facing challenges amid COVID-19. 

CARE works with women and girls to put an end to extreme poverty and achieve social justice. The organization has curated a special music video that highlights activists, trailblazers, and those who have benefited from CARE’s global programs to lift women out of poverty.

As part of the month-long campaign, CARE is also producing a weekly #ImEveryWoman Virtual Conversation to bring women together to talk about important issues like access to education and economic independence. Every Wednesday, people from around the globe can join online to listen to activists like Dolores Huerta and Marley Dias talk about the importance of lifting women out of poverty.

“I am honored to lend my voice to celebrate and inspire women on this IWD. I hope our rendition of ‘I’m Every Woman’ sheds light on the incredible strength of empowered women — women who are changing the world by leading their communities,” Chaka Khan said of her partnership with CARE.

“We especially pay tribute to the female heroes who have been at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19 this past year. I stand with CARE and the work they do across the globe to support women and girls everywhere. This IWD, help CARE and me spread the message that when women are healthy, educated, and thriving, we are all uplifted.”

To support the #ImEveryWoman campaign, CARE encourages people to send a CARE package in the form of a donation to directly assist women around the world. These donations can assist in various ways from helping pregnant women access health care to providing books and supplies that can keep girls enrolled in school.

Throughout March, Global Citizens can support CARE’s campaign by learning about issues that affect women, signing petitions to keep women and girls safe, and reading stories from incredible women around the world.