Join Malala Yousafzai, Chelsea Handler, Tracee Ellis Ross, and more to support the 130 million girls who don’t have access to an education

Raise your hand if you’re horrified that approximately 130 million girls across the globe don’t have access to an education. We have a silver living for you — there’s a way to get involved STAT.’s new digital education advocacy campaign #GirlsCount features celebrities, influencers, and citizens from all walks of life (one of whom can be you!) counting out loud from one to 130 million to represent every single girl denied an education.

Here’s what to do — head over to the #GirlsCount campaign website, pick a number from the featured gallery, and record yourself counting it in a photo or video.

You’ll be added to what hopes will be the world’s longest video, which is dedicated to urging leaders everywhere to get girls into school.

Need some artistic inspiration? Here are a few examples, courtesy of some amazing individuals who have already added their voices to the video.

Malala Yousafzai

“Every single girl has the right to go to school,” says the teen who survived an assassination attempt for exercising her right to attend school.

Chelsea Handler

“Educated girls grow into empowered women,” the outspoken comedian says. AMEN.

John Green

“Education is a right.” THIS, a million times over.

Tracee Ellis Ross

“Every girl counts and every girl deserves an education. If you agree, join the count at,” Ross urges viewers.

Sheryl Sandberg

Lean in.

So, what are you waiting for? Head to the #GirlsCount website to grab your number and express your support for the 130 million girls who have been denied the right to an education.