Meryl Streep, Oprah Winfrey, Tina Fey Among Long List of Hollywood Heavyweights to Sign Open Letter Calling for Gender Equality
03/07/2016 AT 03:45 PM EST
Oprah Winfrey, Tina Fey, Shonda Rhimes, Meryl Streep and more are among the high-profile names who have signed an open letter urging world leaders to fight for women's rights around the world, reports the Associated Press.
"Nowhere on earth do women have as many opportunities as men. Nowhere," states the letter, according to AP. "The fight for gender equality is global."
The letter, which was released on Sunday, described the unfair conditions women face around the world, including that some 62 million girls are denied education and nearly 155 countries have discriminating laws against women.
The public push is organized by the ONE Campaign, co-founded by Bono to end extreme poverty and disease.
Mary J. Blige, Charlize Theron, Robert Redford, Amy Poehler, Colin Farrell, Elton John and Patricia Arquette are also among the lengthy list of names to sign the letter.