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NoVo Foundation Celebrates International Women’s Day

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On International Women’s Day, all of us at the NoVo Foundation join our voices with others in celebration of women around the globe—while rededicating ourselves to the urgent struggle for full gender equality everywhere.

Unleashing the full power of girls and women is fundamental to our foundation’s mission.

Every day, we are inspired by stories of amazing girls and women who are standing up to injustice and demanding a better future. Whether at home, in school, at work, or on the global stage, these acts of courage are changing the world.

But even in the face of this progress, daunting challenges remain. One in three women worldwide has experienced physical or sexual violence, mostly by an intimate partner. Some 700 million women alive today were married before the age of 18. Of the 4.5 million people who are victims of sexual exploitation, 98 percent are women and girls.

We can—and we must—do better. The fate of women and girls is the fate of the world. Our deepest aspirations—for peace, dignity, prosperity, security and so much more—will remain forever out of reach if women and girls are prevented from realizing their full potential.

So today, International Women’s Day, all of us at the NoVo Foundation rededicate ourselves to the cause of women and girls everywhere. By working in collaboration with others, we are more inspired than ever before that we can meet the challenges that lie ahead. And we are convinced that a world in which every girl and woman lives in her full power can soon be within our reach.