Girl Up Blog

Uniting with Girl Up in Chicago for International Day of the Girl

Last Friday, my friend and fellow Girl Up supporter, Vivien, and I celebrated International Day of the Girl in Chicago at the Unite for Girls Tour. This was the first Girl Up event either of us had attended, and we were excited to engage with others who are passionate about girls’ rights. Here are my five favorite moments from the event.

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Five Important Moments for International Day of the Girl

October has been an important month for the advancement of the rights and well-being of girls around the world. With the United Nations’ second annual International Day of the Girl on October 11 as the focal point, the United Nations Foundation and its partners celebrated the power of girls and called for innovative solutions to reach the world’s most marginalized girls.

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My Passport to Girls Rights

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.

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A Partnership that will STICK!

You may not have heard of a company called “Henkel?" Beyond their leading brands, technologies and their 47,000 employees all over the world, Henkel is also responsible for bringing the Unite for Girls tour to New Jersey!

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Unite For Girls In Atlanta

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.

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My Trip To The UN!

I had such a great experience in New York with United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up campaign and Clean & Clear! My day started out exciting and ended spectacular!

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Levi's And Girl Up: A Perfect Fit

We were delighted to welcome the United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up Unite for Girls tour to our headquarters. I don’t think we’d ever had so many fabulous young women here at once!

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Teen Advisors Run San Francisco

San Francisco prides herself on many things: the crooked streets, the Golden Gate Bridge, authentic Chinatown, rich galleries, organic food, colorful people, and now, an outstanding Unite for Girls Tour!

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Hello, San Francisco!

Just moments before we kicked off our Unite for Girls San Francisco Tour, the Teen Advisors anxiously took their positions. They met for the first time this weekend and bonded over cookies, cracked jokes, and settled into their roles as the new representatives of Girl Up.

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Sofia's Virtual Trip Around The World

Just by checking out Girl Up’s awesome website and following these blogs, you are on the path to making the world a better place for girls.

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Girl Up Takes Over New York!

By the time the doors opened to kick off our Unite for Girls Tour in New York, brought to you by our partner Clean and Clear, there was so much excitement in the air!

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The Teen Advisors Unite for Girls in Chicago!

It was my first time in Chicago and I was excited to be in the Windy City with the rest of the Teen Advisors for Girl Up’s tour stop at The Chicago Theatre. We were there to discuss the child marriage. This event was something new that we’ve never tried before...

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DC Pep Rally a Smash!

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Wow – it's amazing how far we've come since our first Unite for Girls Tour Pep Rally in New York City! We've been all across the country — we've been as far as L.A., Seattle, and even Denver, and today we just finished in Washington, D.C., our own backyard!

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What a fabulous year! (Part 1)

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Wow, what a year it has been for Girl Up! I cannot believe we started this campaign just a few months ago.  We all know time flies when you’re having fun!There are so many things we’ve done and achieved this year, but before we start 2011, we want to share some of our favorite moments of 2010!

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The Girl Up Pep Rally goes to Denver!

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Want to see what a Girl Up Pep Rally is like? Watch this video of Girl Up's Jen Kim Field where she was live at our Unite for Girls Tour in Denver to hear all about the awesome girls (and boys!) who attended to learn how they can unite to change the world!

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Girl Up Arrives in Denver

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Girl Up is back in Denver with its Unite for Girls tour! Last night, the tour started with an awesome reception for parents, teachers, and girls. Three special speakers from the Denver community talked to guests about how girls can become leaders and make a difference through Girl Up.

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Seattle Shows their Support for Girl Up!

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I had a very cool opportunity to attend a Girl Up pep rally in Seattle today. Over 150 girls came through to learn about the life of some of the girls in Africa and Latin America. I carried jugs of water with girls today who experienced first hand how heavy and exhausting it is to carry gallons of water for hours, which many girls spend their days doing in these countries. 

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High Five Friday: Tabby Biddle

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It’s High Five Friday again! This Friday, we want to recognize Tabby Biddle from The Huffington Post for being an awesome Girl Up supporter and a champion for women around the world.

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Girl Up Reception in Seattle!

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Girl Up has come to Seattle! Tonight we hosted a reception at the WNBA Seattle Storm office. When guests arrived, they got their picture taken on the pink carpet with a Girl Up background and the Storm’s championship basketball trophies...

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This is How We Girl Up!

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Girls and boys from all over LA joined us at the Unite for Girls Pep Rally in Los Angeles to learn about the lives of girls in Malawi, Liberia, Guatemala, and Ethiopia, and to start to take action by getting involved in Girl Up.

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Girl Up Reception in Los Angeles

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The Unite for Girls tour is in Los Angeles this week, and we got off to a great start with a high-energy event at Variety last night. Over 200 people came together to celebrate Girl Up and give a High Five for girls around the world.

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Girl Up Visits Denver

Girl Up visited the Girls Athletic Leadership School (GALS) in Denver yesterday to kick off our partnership with the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools!

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Using Facebook to Unite for Girls

As our Unite for Girls Tour continues across the country (this week we’re in Denver), we’re getting more emails everyday from girls asking about more ways to get involved to support the campaign.

One great way to help is by using Facebook and other social networks to spread the word about Girl Up with all your friends. 

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Teen Advisors steal the show at our Girl Up NYC reception!

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There were a lot of great moments at the Girl Up Unite for Girls reception in NYC on Friday, but the Teen Advisors totally stole the spotlight – and we can’t be more excited for them.

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Victoria Justice & Nigel Barker rally for girls!

Yesterday, Girl Up kicked off our Unite for Girls Tour and our campaign launch in New York City with our first pep rally, hosted at the Vanderbilt YMCA. Along with hundreds of inspired, energized girls, we all got to hang out with two of our Champions...

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