Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Garner Encourage Education for Young Women in PSA (Video)

4:05 AM PST 06/20/2014 by Ryan Gajewski

Alicia Keys, Susan Sarandon and Tyler Perry also appear in the Let Girls Learn video message.

Jennifer Garner, Anne Hathaway, Alicia Keys and many other high-profile celebs are teaming with the U.S. government to launch Let Girls Learn, an initiative focused on providing quality education to young women around the globe. 

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Released today, the star-studded PSA brings to light atrocities against girls in various parts of the world. The video was organized by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), which is also providing $231.6 million for educational programs in Nigeria, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Jordan and Guatemala. 

USAID invests an annual average of $1 billion to help ensure that girls and boys in low-income countries get an equal education in a safe environment. 

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"In Nigeria, hundreds of young girls were kidnapped as they prepared for their final exams at boarding school," Garner says in the video. Adds Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes, encouraging viewers to do their part: "Make the courage of so many girls around the world count."

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Among the other celebs appearing in the video are Nick Cannon, Josh DuhamelGlee stars Chris Colfer and Darren CrissKelly Osbourne and True Blood's Joe Manganiello.

For more on Let Girls Learn, click here.

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