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What We Do

When girls rise, we all rise

The world needs new solutions and leadership now. Girl Up is expanding girls’ skills, rights, and opportunities to lead. We're changing the face of leadership for generations to come.

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State of Girls

Where We Work
South America
  1. Latin-America Girl Up member speaking on a panel (closer shot)

    Girl Up Brazil is working with girls across the country on climate activism and civic participation

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  2. Discover Teen Advisor Laura’s STEM superpower and how she’s using it to build a more peaceful, equitable Colombia.

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North America
  1. Meet the Girl Up Alumna, podcaster, and activist who’s rewriting the narrative for Black girls & women everywhere. Not just during #BlackHistoryMonth. But every. Single. Day.

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  2. Girl Up Pankh Club leader Kavya explores how scientific research can bring together people with diverse backgrounds and create a shared sense of purpose to drive social progress.

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  3. Check out Girl Up Mexico, an affiliate that trains, inspires and connects girls to be leaders and activists for gender equality

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    Read about how a Girl Up Ukraine Club is partnering with Girl Up Clubs worldwide to help Ukrainian elders in need

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  1. See how Girl Up India is using storytelling as a tool for breaking barriers and building connections in activism and education

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    Listen to the Girl Up Africa Digest podcast to hear about young leaders and their impact across the region

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  2. Listen to the Girl Up Africa Digest podcast to hear about young leaders and their impact across the region

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Southeast Asia
  1. Only 16% of Southeast Asia students enrolled in STEM studies are women. Learn more about our WiSci Southeast Asia Girls STEAM Camp

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Read Our Stories
  1. two Uganda girls with hand on each other's arm and smile to the camera inside the classroom

    Girl Up funded programs through UNHCR (the United Nations’ refugee agency) ensures girls are able to see a classroom in their lifetime and have the chance to just be a girl.

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  2. Discover why this Girl Up leader is calling for more diversity and inclusion in research—and how this change could help save thousands in underrepresented communities.

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  3. Check out the new toolkit for FREE on the Girl Up Community for ways you & your Club can advocate for a period positive world!

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  4. Although MUSLIMGIRL.COM may no longer be a “little blog” and founder Amani Al-Khatahtbeh may no longer be a high school teenager creating content from her New Jersey bedroom, its quest to amplify young Muslim women voices, diversify their representation in the mainstream media, and create a more inclusive world is far from over.

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  5. (close shot) with a girl's hand holding on a phone and the phone appear #metoo

    In January 2018, when Doctor Luo Qianqian reported abuse by her supervisor, Chen Xiaowu, on social media many more #MeToo stories went public.

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How We work

Young leaders start here

Girl Up provides youth globally with the training, tools, and community to build their leadership and accelerate social change that stands to benefit us all.

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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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    Explore the Issues

    Learn more about our leadership programming.

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    Stay Informed

    Sign up for the latest news and happenings from Girl Up.

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    Make An Impact

    Join our Community of tens of thousands of young leaders from 152 countries and 50 U.S. states.

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    Build Skills

    Sign up for the Girl Up Academy and register for our Leadership Course.

  3. Attend an Event

    Join fellow changemakers across the world IRL and online!


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?

  1. Careers + Internships

    Become the newest member of the Girl Up team!

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  2. Alum Network

    Where former Girl Up activists & members can connect, grow, & give back as they navigate adulthood.

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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 more than 270,000 changemakers from 155 countries and all 50 U.S. states.

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    Explore the Issues

    All issues are gender justice issues! Find out more about what our members are passionate about.

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    Upcoming Events

    We’d love to see YOU at an in-person or virtual Girl Up event.

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