African Female Artists Team Up For A Good Cause | ONE Poverty Campaign

Leading African female musicians, Victoria Kimani (Kenya), Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania), Arielle  T(Gabon), Omawumi, Omotola (Nigeria), Selmor Mtukudzi (Zimbabwe) Judith Sephuma (South Africa)  join ONE to record song for gender equality and end to extreme poverty.

The ONE Campaign is bringing together leading female African musicians to record a song calling for world leaders to put women’s empowerment at the heart of the new Sustainable Global Goals, in order to put the world on track to end extreme poverty.

The artists will be recording the song and video in Johannesburg starting Monday, April 27, through to May 1, 2015. 

The song is part of the Poverty is Sexist Campaign by ONE. 2015 is the African Union Year of Women Empowerment and it is also the yearwhen, in September at the UN, world leaders will agree on new Sustainable Development Goals, which will set the development agenda for the next 15 years. Recent research by ONE shows that girls and women are hit twice over, disadvantaged by being born both poor and female. However, this year the world has historic opportunity to do something about it.

ONE believes that we can’t fight the injustice that is extreme poverty without fighting the immense gender inequality that persists around the world. Therefore, through this song, ONE is calling for smart policies and targeted investments in health, education and the economic empowerment of women and girls for them to unleash their human, social, political and economic potential.

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