Lady Gaga signed an open letter from the advocacy organization ONE to fight for the right of girls living in poverty to have access to schooling.
The letter states:
In the poorest countries, girls are denied it more often than boys. Education is vital for moving out of poverty. Every additional year of school that a girl completes increases her future earnings, which is good for her family, her community and her country. Your education helped you to get where you are today—and it is in your power to help millions of girls to get theirs. Please act now, with the right policies and the necessary funds. Show us that politics can work for the people—starting with the people who need it most.
Gaga is not alone in her advocacy. A slew of celebrities are signing the letter in order to provide over 130 million girls worldwide with education. Some of the signatures include Danai Gurira, Charlize Theron, Natalie Portman, Ryan Reynolds, David Oyelowo, Isla Fisher, Ashley Judd, Robin Wright, Tom Brady and Blake Lively—to name a few.
The letter is available for the public to sign and will be delivered to world authorities on International Women’s Day.