Wednesday was International Women's Day and a number of artists marked the date by not only empowering the women in their life but also signing an open letter to fight for gender equality. Artists like Beyoncé, Madonna, and John Legend signed the Global Citizen letter, which was also delivered via Chime For Change, which is the feminist organization co-founded by Bey in 2013.

"Recent legislation and rhetoric have put decades of progress for girls and women at risk," they wrote "All over the world, women are on the frontlines fighting for our future. Yet millions of girls and women are still denied basic equal rights. And recent policies and appointments in the United States jeopardize its position as a global leader and positive role model on human rights. We stand together to say, in a voice louder than ever, that fighting for gender equality is the emergency and the opportunity of our time."

Read the full letter here.

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