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The W8 have one message and one voice: Universal access to free health and education is the most effective way to reach the Millennium Development Goals

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Broken and makeshift desks and chairs in a classroom at at D. Twe Memorial High School (MCSS) in New Kru Town, Liberia. Credit: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam GB

A group of powerful women from the front-line in the fight against poverty have appealed to European leaders to ensure health and education for all people by rescuing the Millennium Development Goals.

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Elba Rivera-Urbina of the W8. Credit: German Antonia Miranda

In March 2010, members of the W8 travelled to Canada and EU member states to bring the voice of their communities to the attention of world leaders.

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6 of the W8 meeting the German Development Minister in Berlin with German rock band Die Toten Hosen, who helped collect 50,000 signatures supporting health and education for all. Credit: Mike Auerbach, Oxfam Germany

Oxfam International works with the W8 group of ambassadors to bring voices from the south to a global audience.

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This year, eight women from around the world will join together to fight for health and education in their own countries.

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Rokeya Kabir is the convener of the My Rights campaign in Bangladesh: a national platform that puts pressure on the government to ensure primary education for all children. Credit: Mahmud Map

Eight women from around the world joined together to form the W8. These extraordinary women from South America, Africa, Europe and South East Asia, have dedicated their lives to fighting for health and education in their own countries.

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