Annie Lennox is using her blog to outline some of the hard facts affecting women and girls around the world as part of the #OneReasonWhyImaGlobalFeminist campaign.
“They are the reasons why I describe myself as a Global Feminist and they are facts that everyone needs to be aware of,” she writes. "Here are just three that you might want to choose one from, to write on a piece of paper and have your photo taken, holding it in solidarity with billions of girls and women around the world.
- Out of the 757 million adults who cannot read or write – 2 out of 3 of these are women.
- 60% of all new HIV infections in15-24 year olds are adolescent girls and women.
- In developing countries, 20,000 girls under the age of 18 give birth every day."
Find out more here.