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What We Do

When girls rise,
we all rise

We’re a movement to advance girls’ skills, rights, and opportunities to be leaders. When girls rise, we all rise.

See Our Impact

State of Girls

There is no country in the world where women are equal
South America
  1. Latin-America Girl Up member speaking on a panel (closer shot)

    Women only make up 30% of government officials in South America

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North America
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    Only 51% of women in Mexico have the opportunity to play a sport during childhood

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  2. (close angle) Eva Jones 2018-2019 Class Teen Advisors holding a loudspeaker

    Women hold only 25% of seats within the United States government

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    34% of girls in Europe feel as though STEM fields are not meant for girls & women

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    25% of girls in India drop out of school due to lack of access to menstrual products

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    Women & girls comprise more than 50% of any refugee, internally displaced or stateless population in Africa

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    52.2 million African girls do not have access to education

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    1 in 3 girls and women will experience gender-based violence in their lifetime

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Read Our Stories
  1. (half body hot) Zoe Heath with her pride shirt and right hand holding a paper and speaking in front of the standing microphone

    Finishing my freshman year, I was excited to learn about Girl Up. As I read more about it, I was ecstatic that a teenager like myself could actively participate in making a difference.

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  2. 3 girls are sitting down on the couch on the stage and speaking with their mic on their hand

    As the Summit’s duration is only three and a half days, you find yourself wishing that it could go on for at least another week as there are just too many amazing people to meet!

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  3. 3 girls and 1 boy pose for the picture in Africa

    Uganda welcomes an influx of South Sudanese, Rwandan, and Congolese who have suffered the unthinkable, left everything behind and trusted their fate to the compassion of their fellow global citizens.

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  4. (girl sport) a brazil rugby women in their competition

    I would go to the field to play at the girls’ training to get to know Try Rugby, meet the girls who are venturing into this truculent sport and invite them to be part of Girl Up.

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  5. 6 girls wearing red and pose for their selfie

    In hard reaching places like the countryside and minority groups, girls at a younger age are suffering from son preference, child marriage, teen pregnancy, lack of self-confidence, and many more challenges.

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How We work

Young leaders start here

Girl Up guides and champions girls along their journey from leader to changemaker with specialized programming on global gender issues and in organizing, advocacy, fundraising, and communication.

Get Started

I never thought that I would get an opportunity like this: to be surrounded by so many amazing girls who are just as passionate about social justice issues as I am.

Fatimata Cham, 2018-2019 Teen Advisor


Stand with Girls

Advocate. Organize. Fundraise. Sponsor an event. Give. Raise your voice.

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    Donate or partner with us to mobilize the next generation of changemakers.

    Ways to Support
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    Find out how we inspire, educate and empower leaders across the world.

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    Stay Informed

    Sign up to get the latest news and happenings in Girl Up’s movement.

Get Involved
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    Make An Impact

    Meet tens of thousands of changemakers from 120 countries and 50 U.S. states.

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    Explore the Issues

    Learn more about our leadership programming.

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    Come to an Event

    Meet changemakers across the world IRL!


Give to Girl Up

Your support of our girl changemakers means Girl Up can continue to work toward a world where girls have equal value, opportunity, and the chance to reach their fullest potential. You can make a difference in the life of a girl by donating today.

How to Get Involved

All around the world, our network of a million supporters is mobilizing for gender equality. Will you stand with us?

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    Donate or partner with us to mobilize changemakers everywhere.

    Ways to Support
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    Get Social

    Follow us on Instagram.

    Follow Us
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    Sign up to get the latest news and happenings in Girl Up’s movement.

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    Join our Movement

    Join tens of thousands of changemakers from 120 countries and all 50 U.S. states.

    Start a Club
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    Explore the Issues

    All issues are gender equality issues.

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    Upcoming Events

    Get involved at an event near you.

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