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Join the Fight for Gender Equality with #HopeForOurDaughters

Gender inequality is a sad reality in our lifetime––but it doesn't have to be. The cast and crew of the new movie Suffragette, starring three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep and Academy Award nominees Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter, are behind a new campaign to make gender equality happen today. The campaign is known as #HopeForOurDaughters and it is an initiative taking the world by storm.

What exactly is #HopeForOurDaughters? It's a movement that entails taking a photo and sharing it to Instagram, captioning the image with the hashtag #HopeForOurDaughters. "Share your hope for future generations of women," the official press release states. For every post, the film will donate $1 to Equality Now, an organization dedicated to the protection and human rights of women across the globe.

Check out the inspiring #HopeForOurDaughters campaign video below:

Worldwide, 75 percent of girls under the age of 14 are child laborers. 603 million women live in a country where domestic violence is not a crime. 62 million girls don't go to school, and two out of three people who can't read or write are women. Almost all women make less than a man––70 percent of the population living on less than a dollar a day are women. These are just a few staggering facts Suffragette has listed on it's official site

Both celebrities and individuals alike are posting pictures championing their personal wishes for "our daughters" (a.k.a. the future generations of women) along with the hashtag. Check out some of the powerful messages below:

Join the fight today!

Taylor is a senior at Temple University in Philadelphia. She is pursuing a major in journalism with a minor in English. Taylor is a member of Delta Zeta and she hopes to work for a magazine after college. Some of Taylor's favorite things include fashion, fitness, Harry Potter, Chipotle and Instagram. Find her on Twitter and Instagram @Tay_Carson!
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