In support of the International Women's Day celebration on March 8, Beyonce, Coldplay, John Legend, Madonna and other artists have signed an open letter campaigning for gender equality in this "critical moment in history."
"Recent legislation and rhetoric have put decades of progress for girls and women at risk," Global Citizen and Chime For Change wrote in behalf of the signees. "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...We fight for education. For health. For justice. For every girl. Every woman. Everywhere. We fight for our future. Because none of us can move forward if half of us are held back," the statement continued.
Actresses Julia Roberts, Freida Pinto, Dakota Johnson, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Hari Nef and Salma Hayek also signed the letter together with Gucci creative director Alejandro Michele.
In 2013, Beyonce and Hayek co-founded the Chime For Change, a global campaign to fight for and raise awareness on girl's and women's rights.
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