Activate: The Global Citizen Movement




ACTIVATE is a six-part National Geographic documentary series about Global Citizen's efforts to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030. Each episode delves into a different issue connected to poverty as world-renowned artists like Hugh Jackman, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, and Pharrell Williams; corporate leaders like P&G; grassroots activists and impacted people work to ignite change.


Season 1
  • Keeping Girls In School


    Priyanka Chopra Jonas joins Global Citizen and activists around the globe as they campaign to break down barriers to girls' education. Meanwhile, Gayle King and Bonang Matheba rally tens of thousands of people to call on the South African government to commit $58 million towards ending 'period poverty' & providing girls with the menstrual education & resources they need to stay in school & stay confident.

  • Ending Cash Bail


    Artists and activists Common and Usher team up with Global Citizen and grassroots organizers as they attempt to achieve historic criminal justice reform by ending the use of cash bail in New York State.

  • Education Cannot Wait


    Emmy Award-winning actor Rachel Brosnahan teams up with Global Citizen and travels to the border of Peru to see what happens to children's education during conflicts and natural disasters. After an emotional experience with displaced families, Rachel and Global Citizen return to the U.S. where they urge Ireland, the UK, and the US to pledge millions to Education Cannot Wait, a global fund for education during crises.

  • Activate: The Global Citizen Movement 1, 4


    Follow Christ Martin, Usher, Rihanna as they use the power of their celebrity to change the world. Using Global Citizen's formula of pursuing measurable, tangible goals, we'll experience first hand what it's like to work and fight to make the world a better place.

  • Ending Plastic Pollution


    Pharrell Williams joins Global Citizen's push to get governments, corporations and individuals to solve the ocean plastic pollution crisis. Meanwhile, Darren Criss travels to the Philippines to witness plastics' impact on people living in extreme poverty and calls on global citizens to urge their mayors to commit their cities to zero-waste futures.

  • Clean Water


    "Orange Is the New Black" star Uzo Aduba joins Global Citizen as they rally millions around the world to push for clean drinking water and proper sanitation for the world's most vulnerable people. They travel to Aduba's parents' homeland of Nigeria, where they urge governors to commit state funds to eradicate the contaminated water and open defecation crises.