Chime for Change founded by Gucci is a global campaign to raise funds and awareness for women and girls. It launches empowering education, health and justice initiatives.  The campaign is now launching Chime for Education to raise funds for girls’ education globally. It’s partnered with Crowdrise and led by team captains Salma Hayek Pinault, Arianna Huffington, Freida Pinto and ELLE Editor-in-Chief Robbie Myers. Gucci parfum purchases will continue to support the lives of girls and women during this initiative.

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Chime for Education is part of a 2014 Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action (CTA) through No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project, a Clinton Foundation initiative to inspire and advance the full participation of women and girls around the world.

Gucci’s Chime for Change is launching initiatives due to some disturbing facts and statistics:

Two-thirds of the world’s illiterate population is women.

66 million girls are deprived of an education.

One third of the world’s girls are married before the age of 18.

50 percent of all sexual assaults worldwide are against girls 15 years of age or younger.

The No Ceilings “CHARGE” CTA (Collaborative Harnessing Ambition and Resources for Girls’ Education) exists to improve the quality of secondary education for girls on a global scale. It will coordinate support and expand access.

Salma Hayek Pinault teamed up with UNICEF for her CHIME for the Children of Syria fundraising appeal, which aims to increase access to education for out-of-school children in Syria and surrounding countries. Hayek in fact visited Syrian refugees in Lebanon on April 25 to draw attention to the urgent humanitarian needs of children and families whose lives have been upended by the brutal conflict in Syria over the last four years.

Other team captains are busy making moves, too. CHIME FOR CHANGE Advisory Board member Arianna Huffington is fundraising for her future CHIME storytelling workshop in Athens. Freida Pinto, Global Ambassador for Plan International, is partnering with Plan to rebuild educational opportunities for children and youth recovering in Nepal. Plus, Robbie Myers, editor in chief of US ELLE magazine, is raising funds to send bright young female leaders to the 2015 G(irls)20 Summit in Turkey.

The CHIME for Education campaign runs through July 8. Contribution comes with thank-you gifts from the team captains.