I throw my hand up in the air to conclude the team’s exuberant pre-race cheer, beaming at the circle of nervous 4th grade girls in their hazard orange racing t-shirts. After months of hard work, the launch of the culminating Girls on the Run Twin Cities 5k race in Minneapolis was mere moments away.
It’s time to put your game face on for girls and women! Project Inspire: 5 Minutes to Change the World, a global platform for young change-makers, is now accepting applications for its annual contest to find the most innovative, sustainable and cost-efficient ideas to improve the lives of marginalized girls and women.
In search of something extraordinary, inspiring and powerful? The work of the late Maya Angelou will easily satisfy all three. Maya was a woman as incredible as her words.
For everyone who believes in women’s empowerment and is active on social media, UN Women has a quick and meaningful way for you to show your support of closing the gender gap!
Picture this: You are sitting with the U.S. delegation at the general assembly of the United Nations. You serve as a voice for American youth and are speaking in front of global leaders and fellow youth advocates about the critical role young people play in the advancement of UN efforts.
Every once in a while, you come across a person who is goodness incarnate. When they smile, you smile. When they laugh, you laugh. Well, today you’re about to meet another one of those people: Sister Rosemary Nyriumbe.
It is a sad truth that problems affecting girls are oftentimes swept under the rug and overlooked. As champions for girls around the world, this is exactly why we must help ensure that the kidnapping of nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls does not become yet another dismissed atrocity against girls.
As an ardent champion for girls, I join the rest of the world in my outrage and sadness over the abduction of the more than 300 girls in Nigeria. We need to continue the fight for them and on behalf of the many girls around the world who have been abducted...
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...
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:
Being a Girl Up Teen Advisor has been one of the best experiences of my life. Now, it’s time to pass the torch.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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!
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.