Lady Gaga And Other Celebrities Are Fighting For Girls' Education, And You Can Help

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Public figures such as First Lady Michelle Obama have been instrumental in the fight for young women around the world to receive the education they deserve. Now, some of your favorite celebrities are lending their voices to the conversation, and you can join them. 

Around 81 stars, including Lady Gaga, Natalie Portman, Blake Lively, Danai Gurira, Ryan Reynolds, and Neil Patrick Harris, have reportedly signed an open letter asking world leaders to take action for the 130 million girls across the globe who are out of school.

The letter, which is part of ONE's Poverty Is Sexist campaign, is meant to be hand-delivered to leaders on March 8, which is International Women's Day. The message highlights the importance of education to help women get out of poverty.

"All children deserve a good education," the letter reads, "but in the poorest countries' girls are denied it more often than boys. Education is vital for moving out of poverty. Every additional year of school that a girl completes increases her future earnings, which is good for her family, her community and her country."

The letter goes on to highlight the many significant contributions young women can make to their communities and the world if only they received the education necessary to do it: "We cannot afford to squander the potential of 130 million girls to cure diseases or end wars, invent brilliant technology or revolutionise an industry … or simply to access opportunity."

You can join the fight by adding your own name to the letter here, and take a moment to learn more about the initiative in the video below:

(H/T: Hello Giggles)

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