Girls and women have a right to be equal everywhere — in every country and in every aspect of life.
Yet today, girls and women are not equal anywhere. And setbacks for gender equality block global progress.
People and partners around the world are stepping up the fight. And we won’t stop until we achieve equality for all girls and all women, wherever they are.
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London J. Bell is Founder and President of the Bell Global Justice Institute. She is connecting the drive for equality from Michigan to the world while raising awareness about what it will take to fulfill the Sustainable Development Goals. Bell is also a member of UNA-USA, and is a UNA Women Co-Chair.Read Her Story
Esther Wanjiku Mwaura Muiru grew up in poverty, but says, “I always knew my self worth.” She is the founder of GROOTS Kenya, a national movement of grassroots, women-led, community-based organizations and self-help groups striving to ensure women take part in decision-making and development. She is currently a strategic advisor to GROOTS.Read Her Story
Michelle Arevalo-Carpenter highlights the ‘true grit’ of a female entrepreneur’s life. She is CEO and co-founder of IMPAQTO, Ecuador’s first coworking company, which has evolved into a community of social entrepreneurs, freelancers, consultants, and change agents who work to multiply the impact of their projects. Michelle wrote this piece while preparing to give birth to twins. She is excited to raise two feminist boys.Read Her Story
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