Global Citizen Festival

10 Artists & Activists Who Stood Up for Gender Equality

Former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama was welcomed by Beyoncé at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival. 

Malala Yousafzai 

Malala Yousafzai, the laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize, spoke with four other education activists 

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On the fashion house's worldwide Chime for Change project to end discrimination against women and girls at the 2016 Global Citizen Festival 

Jada Pinkett Smith 

Salma Hayek spoke about the need of maintaining efforts to advance gender parity in the workplace. 

Shireen Ibrahim, a Yazidi activist and a victim of the Islamic State, told her tale. 

Shireen Ibrahim 

Dakota Johnson 

At the 2018 Global Citizen Festival, Dakota Johnson handed out her personal phone number to the audience. 

Cyndi Lauper: Pop legend Cyndi Lauper sang a cover of an '80s hit in honour of the women and girls in Afghanistan  

Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex

The co-chair of the VAX LIVE campaign, gave an inspiring video statement urging unity and a gender-responsive COVID-19 rehabilitation. 

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Rakaya Fetuga

When a Uterus Is a Burning Flag, a poem by Rakaya Fetuga was performed at Global Citizen Festival Live 2021. 

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