Beyonce, Coldplay, John Legend, Madonna and many other celebrities have signed an open letter urging gender equality in celebration of yesterday's International Women's Day. The letter, co-signed by Beyonce and Salma Hayek's Chime for Change, seeks to "unite and strengthen the voices speaking out for girls and women globally."
"We have reached a critical moment in history. Recent legislation and rhetoric have put decades of progress for girls and women at risk," the letter, which was posted to the Global Citizen website, reads. "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."
The letter adds, "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." Click HERE to read the complete letter.
Source: Global Citizen