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Beyonce among musicians to sign Global Citizen call for gender equality

By | Published on Friday 10 March 2017


Beyonce, Coldplay, Madonna and John Legend are among a list of celebrities and executives who have signed an open letter published by anti-poverty charity Global Citizen calling for greater rights for women and girls around the world.

“We have reached a critical moment in history. Recent legislation and rhetoric have put decades of progress for girls and women at risk”, says the letter. “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 jeopardise 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”, it continues. “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”.

Read the letter in full here.