We have reached a critical moment in history. Recent legislation and rhetoric have put decades of progress for girls and women at risk.
In 2013, we joined with CHIME FOR CHANGE to convene, unite and strengthen the voices speaking out for girls and women around the world. Today, we find ourselves under threat of seeing a generation’s worth of hard-won gains reversed.
All over the world, women are on the frontlines fighting for our future. Yet millions of girls and women are still denied basic equal rights. And recent policies and appointments in the United States jeopardize its position as a global leader and positive role model on human rights.
We stand together to say, in a voice louder than ever, that fighting for gender equality is the emergency and the opportunity of our time.
With every generation, our story has spread wider, become more familiar. The voices telling it braver, more powerful. But our story is far from over.
This is about hearing a call - to join us wherever you are. About raising an alarm - drawing attention where there is work to be done. And about celebrating - those who are already showing us, against impossible odds, what is possible.
We believe that connection empowers us. That every voice matters. That each one of us is needed to achieve change. We believe we can do extraordinary things when we come together.
We fight for education. For health. For justice. For every girl. Every woman. Everywhere. We fight for our future. Because none of us can move forward if half of us are held back.
Join us, and take action for gender equality at globalcitizen.org/IWD2017
Co-Founder, CHIME FOR CHANGE
Salma Hayek Pinault
Co-Founder, CHIME FOR CHANGE
Founder, Kudirat Initiative for Democracy
Arab TV Icon, Philanthropist
Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, Chris Martin
President and CEO, Gucci
Journalist, Human Rights Activist
President, Hearst Magazines
Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy
Academy Award-winning Filmmaker
Member of the U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking
Juliet de Baubigny
Senior Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
CEO, Global Citizen
Global Executive Director, Equality Now
Founder and CEO, Thrive Global
President and CEO, Women Deliver
President and CEO, Global Fund for Women
Artist and Founder, Show Me Campaign
Artist and Founder, Raising Malawi
Creative Director, Gucci
President and CEO, Pat Mitchell Media, and Curator, TEDWomen
Managing Editor, CHIME FOR CHANGE
Chairman and CEO, Kering
Actor, Humanitarian, Activist
Actor, Activist, Philanthropist
Jada Pinkett Smith
Actor, Advocate, and Founder, Don’t Sell Bodies
CHIME FOR CHANGE is a global campaign founded by Gucci in 2013 to convene, unite and strengthen the voices speaking out for girls and women around the world. CHIME FOR CHANGE Co-Founders Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and Salma Hayek Pinault continue to lead the campaign with its coalition of partner organizations. In 2015, CHIME announced a long-term partnership with Global Citizen, and together, CHIME FOR CHANGE and Global Citizen have joined forces to take action for gender equality.