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Tell the UN What YOU Want for the World: Take Action Tuesday

What if you had the chance to tell the Secretary-General of the United Nations and global leaders alike what matters most to you?  Right now, the world is creating its next “to-do list” and the UN wants to know...

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6 Things that Make Chelsea Clinton a Fab Female: Fab Female Friday

She’s smart. She’s passionate. And she’s taking the world by storm. Chelsea Clinton is a force to be reckoned with. Here’s why: 

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Are you the next Girl Up Teen Advisor?

Being a Girl Up Teen Advisor has been one of the best experiences of my life. Now, it’s time to pass the torch.

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Take a #PromGirlUp Selfie: Take Action Tuesday

Grab your phones, it’s time to take a selfie! PromGirl.com has launched the #PromGirlUp selfie contest – a fun and easy way to support Girl Up and adolescent girls around the world from the comfort of your own smart phone.

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Meet Fautima: Leading Refugee Girls in Ethiopia

Her parents left their native country hoping for a better future. So did my parents. She is the first in her family to attain a higher education. So am I.

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Girls: A No Ceilings Conversation: Take Action Tuesday

Girls, calling all girls! Hillary and Chelsea Clinton want to hear from YOU! This Thursday, April 17, The Clinton Foundation will present Girls: A No Ceilings Conversation as part of its No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project to begin a dialogue with girls across the country about their lives, experiences and hopes for the future.

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The UN Foundation Is Going to India and You’re Invited: Take Action Tuesday

Buckle up! On April 9, the United Nation’s Foundation is taking a trip halfway around the world to partake in a collaborative and innovative event called India +SocialGood. Why India, you ask? Well...

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Must-Hear Words from Lupita Nyong'o: Fab Female Friday

The past few months have been action-packed for actress Lupita Nyong’o. From one award to the next, culminating in an Academy Award for her role as Patsey in 12 Years a Slave, Lupita has been lighting up screens everywhere with her gracious and insightful acceptance speeches.

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Global Moms Relay: Take Action Tuesday

Get this: Sharing an inspiring story on social media can help girls and mothers around the world lead happy, healthy lives. How? The Global Moms Relay! 

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Get Happy with Pharrell and UN Foundation: Take Action Tuesday

“Happy” makes us happy, and that’s why the United Nations Foundation has partnered with singer and songwriter Pharrell to celebrate this year’s International Day of Happiness on March 20. Here’s how you can join in on the happy.

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Women Making a Difference for Syria

State Department's Special Adviser for Global Youth Issues Zeenat Rahman interviews two remarkable women who are making a positive impact in the lives of Syrians.

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#NoGenerationLost for the Children of Syria: Take Action Tuesday

It has been three years since the civil war in Syria started, changing the lives of more than 5 million children. As the devastating conflict approaches its fourth year, the No Lost Generation initiative reminds us that the children of Syria cannot be forgotten.

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Somayya Jabarti is Writing History in Saudi Arabia: Fab Female Friday

With International Women’s Day right around the corner, the news of Somayya Jabarti being appointed Saudi Arabia’s first female newspaper editor is pure poetry.

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Celebrate International Women's Day: Take Action Tuesday

Tell your family. Tell your friends. There is going to be a big celebration you don't want to miss. What am I talking about? International Women's Day on March 8!

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Make a Direct Impact with Catapult: Take Action Tuesday

You can support Girl Up’s efforts in Guatemala right now by making a donation through Catapult. Your money will be used to fund the Girl Leader and Girl-to-Girl training program, which are designed to empower rural indigenous girls who would otherwise be inhibited due to poverty or language barriers.

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More Reasons to Love Ellen Degeneres: Fab Female Friday

Next week Ellen Degeneres is hosting the 86th Academy Awards. There is no doubt that Ellen leads a successful career as a comedian and TV personality, but what many people may not know is that her heart is as big as her smile.

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Six Seconds of Culture: Take Action Tuesday

If you were asked to showcase your culture in a six second video, what would you do? People all over the world are asking themselves this same question in preparation for the Cultural Diplomacy Vine-A-Thon, a global digital event hosted by the Digital Diplomacy Coalition during Social Media Week.

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Fab Female Friday: Debbie Sterling is ‘Disrupting the Pink Aisle’

Walking into her first engineering class at Stanford University, Debbie immediately felt different – she didn’t fit in. Debbie was experiencing a feeling that many other female engineers understand. Why? Because out of all U.S. engineers, only 11% are women.

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Take Action Tuesday: Be ‘Tomorrow’s Leader, Today’

Every year, the Friendship Ambassadors Foundation presents the Youth Assembly at the United Nations, an action packed two-day event that inspires social entrepreneurship among youth.

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Fab Female Friday: Asha-Rose Migiro

Asha-Rose Migiro is the ultimate trailblazer. She was the first woman to be top of her class at the University of Dar es Salaam, the first woman in Tanzania to become Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the first woman and African to be appointed Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations.

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Take Action Tuesday: Watch Things Change with Chideo!

With Chideo, you have the chance to ask top stars in entertainment and news whatever you want to know about them, all while supporting your favorite charities – like Girl Up!

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Fab Female Friday: Pauline Miller

Pauline Miller is the type of person you meet and then think to yourself, “Wow, she’s amazing!” and, “Whoa, she’s got a really cool job."

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A Great Global Advocate

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Earlier this week, I was lucky enough to attend the event announcing the new Global Advocate for Girl Up, Angelica Fuentes. Mrs. Fuentes is the Mexican CEO of the incredibly successful Grupo Omnilife Angelissima Chivas.

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Take Action Tuesday: You + Davos +SocialGood

You + Davos+ SocialGood

Each year, economic, political, and academic leaders meet to discuss ways to improve the world at the World Economic Forum. This year, they will meet in Davos, Switzerland at the end of this month. During this meeting leaders in the international community will share insights and discuss actions necessary to face current global challenges. 

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Global Business Leader Angelica Fuentes Named a Girl Up Global Advocate!

This past year Girl Up has gained yet another incredibly impressive and strong supporter: Angélica Fuentes, one of Mexico’s most powerful business leaders. And today we’re excited to announce Angélica as the campaign’s newest Global Advocate!

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