Take Action: Take the Pledge
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I pledge to level the law, because discrimination against girls and women is a daily reality.
Too many of our sisters are deprived the opportunity to go to school, lack basic health care, cannot get decent work or are forbidden from owning property.
I refuse to stand by.
1 in 3 women experience violence in their lifetime, and millions of girls are forced into early marriages each year.
But I know that these are things that can be changed.
I can imagine a world where half the population isn’t held back by their country’s sexist laws.
Girls would be able to grow up to become healthy, educated and empowered women.
Legal discrimination is one of the harshest barriers that girls and women face. When laws don’t protect the rights of all its citizens, regardless of their gender, they remain vulnerable. The backbone of any society is the rule of law – and legal equality is the first step in building social and economic equality between women and men.
Changing laws won’t happen overnight. But if we join forces with the unsung heroes who tirelessly advocate for change in their communities, we can create a global movement that supports gender equality under the law.
I will join global citizens all around the world to stand in solidarity with those campaigning to change the laws that discriminate against girls and women.