Stars back campaign to give girls an education
ACTIVIST Malala Yousafzai and actress Charlize Theron have (above) lent their support to a new campaign demanding action to help girls around the world get an education.
Organisers of the initiative say that around 130 million girls are missing out on school.
The ONE Campaign has launched £GirlsCount - in which people film themselves saying a number between one and 130 million - to highlight the scale of the problem.
Nobel Peace prize winner Miss Yousafzai, who was shot on a school bus in Pakistan by Taliban gunmen after speaking up over girls’ education, U2 singer Bono, screen stars Theron, Michael Sheen and David Oyelowo, as well as singer Angelique Kidjo and Facebook chief Sheryl Sandberg are taking part in the count.
The videos, including those of the celebrities, will be combined into “the world’s longest ever film to urge world leaders to take the action needed to ensure every girl receives a quality education”.