My bond with my mother is why I was especially excited to be a part of Mom + Social to talk about the advocacy work I do for high school and college-aged women in the context of a space honoring the importance of mothers.
This International Women’s Day, I got the chance to learn about the issues girls face around the world at the Unite for Girls Tour in New Jersey.
9 girls. 9 countries. 9 stories. 9 dreams.10x10’s Girl Rising is a new feature film about the strength of the human spirit and the power of girls’ education.
I recently attended a sneak peek screening featuring the soon-to-be-released film, Girl Rising. It was inspiring to see girls who truly exhibit Girl Up’s motto, “While we are strong, together we are stronger.”
I had the wonderful opportunity to attend an event at Sundance Film Festival this week. Our partner 10x10 premiered the trailer for the film Girl Rising and showed one of the chapters – Senna from Peru!
I recently attended a dinner to raise awareness about Girl Up. I met powerful, inspirational women who are dedicated to helping adolescent girls and closing the gender gap.
In honor of Human Rights Day, we are celebrating Malala Yousafzai, her journey, her influence over a world of supporters and her lasting impact on the issue of human rights. We have a chance to stand with Malala in support of her and her message.
On Aug. 19, the UN and many humanitarian aid organizations will celebrate World Humanitarian Day to recognize and honor the people who make sacrifices and endanger themselves to help others.
Never have I been deprived of an education, or healthcare, or my independence just because I am a girl. After some research I learned that girls in developing nations face challenges I don’t have. I decided to create a project called “Raise Her Voice” to raise money for Girl Up so I could help these girls.
The G(irls)20 Summit concluded on May 29 after two full days of presentations by some of the most passionate, inspirational women and men, who spend their daily lives fighting for women and girls.
I learned two lessons from my second Girl Up event. People are easily inspired by the Girl Up mission, but first they need information about the campaign, inspiration to tell others about it, and most importantly see the passion that lies within to help girls around the world!
I’m number 4,541. What’s your number? There are 3.5 billion women and girls in the world…and therefore, 3.5 billion ways to change the world. As we say at Girl Up, together, we can!
We’re still feeling the southern hospitality after hosting Unite for Girls in Atlanta last week. Hundreds of teens walked away moved by stories from their peers around the world and ready to take action.
Thanks to all the girls who attended the Century of the Girl Expo in Philadelphia, hosted by the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania. More than 800 people visited Girl Up’s booth at the event this past weekend!
This week Girl Up Director Gina Reiss-Wilchins is attending the Global Philanthropy Forum. This conference aims to build a community of donors and social investors who committed to international causes. Check out her question to Tony Blair, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, about child marriage!
Girl Up was proud to join the Spence School as it celebrated its annual Teach-In on April 4 in New York City. The theme for the day was “Girls and Women around the Globe: Living, Learning, Leading” – and the event was certainly filled with incredible women and girls!
Girl Up was thrilled to join our Champion Ivanka Trump in New York at the launch of her new clothing line, Ivanka Trump Ready-to-Wear. Sitting on the edge of the runway for a sneak peek of this highly anticipated collection was a fashion lover’s dream come true! The warm spring colors and luxurious designs caught everyone's attention.
”Women in power” was the theme of the second day of the Women in the World Summit. Leymah Gbowee, founder and president of the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa not only stressed the importance of being an activist but also the importance of educating women.
What do High School Musical, a private wealth advisor, and “philanthro-teens” have in common? The first ever Girl Up Leadership Summit! Celebrities, female leaders, and more than 100 fabulous young women from across the country came together last weekend to learn about their peers in developing countries and gain the tools necessary to support them.
Congrats, Carrie!! You are the lucky winner of our Victoria Justice Birthday Contest. Your entry was so moving and represented Victoria’s work on behalf of Girl Up. We received a lot of amazing stories and it was tough to pick just one so thank you to everyone who participated!
The first day of the Women in the World Summit was absolutely amazing. The day opened up with a haunting song by Suma from Nepal, a girl sold into indentured servitude by her family. Her story has been shared by 10x10, an organization which made a feature film profiling 10 girls in 10 countries, all with the message that educating girls in developing nations will change the world.
I had the incredible opportunity to attend the third annual “Women in the World – Stories & Solutions” event at the David H. Koch Theater at the Lincoln Center in New York City.
Our first ever Leadership Summit was a huge success! The event brought 100 girls from across the country and connected them to women at the top of their game in finance, politics, and entertainment. All 15 of our Teen Advisors came to DC to show their peers on how to spread the Girl Up message and were treated to a tour of the nation’s capital.
I had a fantastic time with the Girl Up and Nothing But Nets campaigns at the NBA All-Star Jam Session! The Orange County Convention Center in Orlando was crowded with excited NBA and WNBA fans.
Girl Up is on the road this week for the NBA All-Star Jam Session in Orlando, FL! For the first time ever, the Girl Up and Nothing But Nets campaigns will join forces to spread awareness about the United Nations Foundation and your ability to change the world.