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A number of high-profile entertainers – including Oprah Winfrey, Mary J. Blige, Charlize Theron and Meryl Streep – have signed an open letter calling on world leaders to fight for gender equality across the globe.

The letter released Sunday states that some 62 million girls around the world are denied the right to education, 500 million women can’t read and 155 countries have laws that discriminate against women.

“Nowhere on earth do women have as many opportunities as men. Nowhere,” the letter states. “The fight for gender equality is global.”

Signers also include Tina Fey, Robert Redford, Shonda Rhimes, Ashley Judd, Amy Poehler, Colin Farrell, Danai Gurira, Connie Britton,  Muhammed Ali, and more. The push is organized by the ONE Campaign, co-founded by Irish rocker Bono to end extreme poverty and disease.

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source: EEWMagazine.com

Oprah And Other Celebrities Urge World Leaders To Fight For Girls And Women was originally published on praisecleveland.com

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