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
Chinese female workers earn 22% less than their male counterparts
1 in 3 girls and women will experience gender-based violence in their lifetime
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Girls Equal Change Campaign to recognize a decade of worldwide social impact and 75,000 girl leaders trained
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.
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.
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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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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