State of Girls
There is no country in the world where women are equal
Women only make up 30% of government officials in South America
34% of girls in Europe feel as though STEM fields are not meant for girls & women
25% of girls in India drop out of school due to lack of access to menstrual products
1 in 3 girls and women will experience gender-based violence in their lifetime
Read Our Stories
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!
The event hadn’t even started and I was already feeling a connection with all these women who were here because of a common goal: to fight for equality.
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.
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.
I am an eleven-year-old adult. Stripped of my childhood by my refugee status.
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.
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
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