Beyoncé Signs an Open Letter Advocating Gender Equality For International Women’s Day

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March 10, 2017
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To commemorate International Women’s Day on March 8, a number of high-profile celebrities, including Beyoncé, John Legend, and Madonna, signed an open letter advocating gender equality on behalf of Global Citizen and Chime for Change. The latter is a feminist organization that Beyoncé co-founded in 2013.

Here’s an excerpt:

We have reached a critical moment in history. Recent legislation and rhetoric have put decades of progress for girls and women at risk.

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.

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.”

Read the letter in its entirety here.