Leave No Woman Or Girl Behind

When world leaders signed up to the Global Goals they promised to ensure that no one is left behind. To achieve that promise, and all of the Global Goals, empowering women and girls and achieving Gender Equality – the promise of Global Goal 5  – is vital.

But, despite progress, too many women and girls have been left behind. These short films from the Leave No One Behind partnership highlight some of the challenges facing women and girls around the world.  and how they are fighting for their rights:

The Global Goals are the plan we have to achieve progress. If we all work together and governments take action we can make sure that no woman or girl is left behind

These 4 short films, made by AfricaCreates.org, highlight some of the challenges facing women and girls, the action the Goals promise and how women and girls are fighting for their rights. Share them and help us spread the word!

Leave No One Behind Partnership

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Ending Harmful Practices

Josephine and Cecilia left home to escape early marriage and Female Genital Mutilation. Through education they are working to change their lives and those of others.

Economic Empowerment

Eunice and Josephine had to leave their jobs working on flower farms in Kenya. They struggle to find work and they and their families often go to bed hungry.

Access to Quality Education

Tracy lives in one of the poorest areas of Nairobi. She joined an orchestra which helped support her education. She is now a vocal advocate for girl’s education.

Equality for People with Disabilities

Juddy was injured in an accident 15 years ago. She fought to find a way to earn a living. She is now a leader in her community, teaching other women how they can empower themselves and overcome poverty.

Take Action

There have never been more ways to use your voice to ensure real progress for girls and women around the world.


ONE is a global movement of nearly 7 million people working to persuade elected leaders to end extreme poverty, primarily in Africa.

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HeForShe is inviting people around the world to stand together to create a bold, visible force for gender equality.

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Chime For Change

A global campaign to raise funds and awareness for girls and women around the world. Join the movement and take action to promote Education, Health and Justice.

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Malala Fund

Malala Fund is working for a world where every girl can learn and lead without fear.

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White Ribbon Alliance

White Ribbon Alliance unites citizens to demand the right to a safe birth for every woman, everywhere.

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Girls Not Brides

Girls Not Brides is a global partnership of more than 800 civil society organisations committed to ending child marriage and enabling girls to fulfil their potential.

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The Girl Generation

We are The Girl Generation, an Africa-led global collective of members and partners brought together by a shared vision that FGM can – and must – end in this generation.

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Girl Up

Uniting Girls to Change the World. Every girl, no matter where she's born, deserves to dream. You can make her dreams a reality.

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Every Woman Every Child

Ensures that women, children and adolescents are at the heart of development.

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