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.
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 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.
Today, the UN and the world are recognizing a group of people who deserve our thanks: volunteers!
L’Oréal USA celebrated its annual Women in Science awards on Thursday, Sept. 13 at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York City. The whole night was dedicated to celebrating women in science and empowering girls and young women to explore their interests.
In Tanzania, my male family members would almost always eat together. They would sit in a circle and they wouldn’t talk because they might spit food on each other.
When I was 9 years old, I packed my bags to witness one of the most inspiring moments in Olympic history.
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!
The day finally arrived. After weeks of preparation gathering press release forms from twenty different people, it was a lot of work. I waited patiently in my AP Economics class for the bell to release the students to lunch. Once that time arrived I knew that she would be here.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Hi! I am Omar Terrones, a member of the Girl Up club at Garfield High School in East Los Angeles, CA with Teen Advisor Rocio Ortega. I was one of the first few people, as well as the first and only boy to join the club back in its inception.
Girl Up celebrated United Nations Day in Nashville, TN on Sunday, with the UNA-USA Nashville Cordell Hull chapter. I had a great time representing our campaign among some amazing performers during the top-notch girl focused program.
Hey Girl Up! My name is Tara and I am the US delegate shouting out to y’all from the G(irls)20 Summit in Paris This week has been an awesome opportunity to connect with women from the G20 nations to develop a comprehensive report that calls on the G20 leaders to focus on women and girls.
When you get 21 girls together from all over the world, expect change! For two days, I’m joining teen girls who were hand-picked from each G20 country and the African Union, to serve as delegates to brainstorm ideas that will help give girls everywhere more opportunities.
Bring out the cake and ice cream for the birthday girls! This Friday September 30, Girl Up is turning one. But we can’t blow out the candles alone.
On Thursday, August 4th, I attended a discussion on a teen's perspective on development. It was very interesting and brought different views on development that I had never thought of!
As we head back to school this fall — with excitement and stories of all our summer adventures — it’s unfair that there are millions of adolescent girls in developing countries who do not have the same opportunity.
Hi! Our names are Leslie, Olivia, Rumya, Antonia and Eileen. At our school, we have an extra hour every week called “X-Period” that we dedicate to doing various community service projects. It’s our way to give back to the community, the world and it helps kids get into helping others in need.
“Supermom” is not a term I have used in the past to describe myself. That was until I met fellow supermom blogger Lara DiPaola of Chicken Nuggets of Wisdom and co-organizer of Momzshare, a networking group of Mom bloggers.
To find a role model that exemplifies a girl’s ability to reach her dreams, you don’t have to look any further than Girl Up Champion and Olympic gold medalist Rebecca Soni. Thanks to her, Girl Up was a featured charity this past weekend at the Ultraswim 2011 competition in Charlotte, NC...
I am beyond excited and grateful to work with Girl Up to help use the excitement, energy, and potential of my peers across the country to change the lives of girls around the world! Since my freshman year in high school, I have been passionate about educating girls. Because of my strong belief in helping teenagers give back at an early age, I decided to start the first high school chapter of the student run organization, Circle of Women.